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Situated in the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania, Greene County is 60 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh and within 500 miles of six of the 10 largest metropolitan areas in the nation. These metropolitan areas have populations of one million or more and comprise 60 percent of the entire U.S. population. Products can be transferred via prime highways, air, rail or river. Business travelers can enjoy a commute with zero traffic lights between the Pittsburgh International Airport and Waynesburg.

Greene County has the largest bituminous coal reserves in the state and an extensive supplier network supports four of the most productive coal mines in the world. This supplier network ensures that any number of industries prosper within the county. Industries find the necessities for prosperous and successful operations close by and in abundance. While much of the country is concerned about water shortages, the Monongahela River is the main source of water for the area (it also allows transportation). The county’s workforce is a diversified mixture of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled laborers.

A tax abatement program for both residential and commercial construction is in place. On a more industrial scale, industrial parks are strategically located and nestled in the gently rolling hills and pastoral splendor of the county and offer excellent access to major north-south and east-west interstate routes.

The parks are designated Keystone Opportunity Zones, which provides almost total tax relief for employers located within a zone for a specific period of time. The EverGreene Technology Park boosts a unique high-speed fiber connection, making it the perfect location for companies that require transfer of large amounts of data and scientific computation.

A new, exciting development is on the horizon for Greene County and much of Pennsylvania. The Marcellus Shale gas play lies directory beneath Greene County and is poised to provide a staggering economic shot to not only Greene County but most of the state. This growing industry and all of the supporting industries are bringing new companies to the area daily. New horizontal drilling technology has been developed to drill and harvest the product and place it in production streams, which means jobs and economic wealth for the county and its residents.

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