The NHT Business Center is a local central point of contact for businesses. The Center is a clearinghouse for business inquiries and information. Maintained by the Township, the intent is to assist entrepreneurs, businesses, and business investors by:
- identifying available business resources
- providing important data for development
- providing guidance for building code items and the land development process
- assisting and troubleshooting various issues
We encourage all existing businesses or new businesses interested in our community to contact us at 724-863-3806 so we can understand your needs and help develop a fitting solution.
Entrepreneurs Guide: A guide for starting and growing a business
JobGateway: Links businesses and individuals
Norwin Area Chamber of Commerce: Connecting businesses across the Township
Commonwealth Workforce Development System: Connecting employers, workforce, and services
University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence: Helping business leaders prosper
Pittsburgh SCORE: Small business counselors
Duquesne University Small Business Development Center: Helping businesses start, grow, and prosper
Westmoreland County Business Center: Quick links for doing business in the county
Local and Regional Initiatives
Township officials work with County, regional and State officials in order to foster cooperation on various development initiatives. These include the County Industrial Development Corporation, the Growth Connection, Careerlink, and others. The Township helps to facilitate communications and cooperation between these agencies and potential business investors.
The Township also has partnered with investors to provide guidance and assistance in completing projects. The Township encourages predevelopment meetings to help facilitate compliance with requirements and assists in trouble shooting for various development issues.
The Township worked with developers to redevelop the Norwin Towne Square by facilitating expeditious development reviews, accommodating minor variances, and establishing tax abatement for the project.
The Township works jointly with the Workforce Investment Board and Careerlink. They provide assistance with identifying and screening employees in addition to the Job Gateway (Business Center Page) initiative. Tax credits are available for hiring certain employment groups as well as vouchers for up to $4,000 for occupational training. On the job training includes incentives for 50% of payroll cost for up to three months.
The Township also has LERTA properties available that include tax abatement incentives.