Mar. 26, 2019
HARRISBURG – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) today announced that the Allegheny County Airport Authority was awarded a $4 million grant, in combination with a $6 million loan to assist the Allegheny County Airport with the development of the Pittsburgh International Airport World Trade Center, located in Findlay Township, Allegheny County.
“This is great news for the 44th District,” said Gaydos. “The Pittsburgh International Airport is a vital resource and an economic hub to our area. This project will bring in hundreds of new jobs, more company headquarters, and attract more international trade.”
The Pittsburgh International Airport Word Trade Center site consists of over 250 acres, 163.91 of which are developable, and sits near the entrance to the airport. This project would provide over 1 million square feet of commercial space, 90,000 square feet of research and development space and a site for a 400-room hotel, with convention space.
Additionally, the project will include space for up to six corporate hangars that will allow businesses to locate their headquarters and their corporate hangar in the same business park.
“This project will not only benefit the district,” continued Gaydos. “It will also benefit Pennsylvania as a whole by helping to make us more competitive with other states and more business friendly.”
Total project costs are $26,432,350. The funds will be used for site clearing, grading, pad development, construction of an access road, turn lanes, new traffic signals and installation of water, sewer, and gas lines to serve the site.
The grant was made possible by the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Business in Our Sites program. That initiative empowers communities to attract growing and expanding businesses by helping them build an inventory of ready sites.
Representative Valerie Gaydos
44th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Brooke Haskell