The Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland (EGC) is a private, non-profit economic development corporation formed in January 2000. The EGC is membership based and governed by a board of directors. The Economic Growth Connection works in cooperation with governmental agencies, chambers of commerce and financial institutions to support emerging and expanding companies in Westmoreland County. It offers assistance to companies considering a location in our region. Operating on a strategic plan, the Economic Growth Connection supplies the following services for Westmoreland County: Business Outreach and Development, Loan Financing, Work-Force Development and Training Facilitation, Site and Building Assistance, Transportation Initiatives, Entrepreneurial Assistance. The Economic Growth Connection provides leadership to the private sector to develop business opportunities. The end result is quality jobs created and retained in Westmoreland County and the region.