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IUP remains active in economic development due to the valuable role of our key partners, consisting of educational providers, consortiums, agencies, and private employers. A partial list of IUP’s partnerships include:


  • Alcoa
  • Ardiem Medical
  • Center for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
  • Clark Metal Products
  • Curtiss-Wright Electro-Mechanical Corporation
  • Dlubak Corporation
  • First Commonwealth Bank
  • First Commonwealth Financial Services
  • Giant Eagle
  • Gorell Windows & Doors, LLC
  • Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
  • Indiana Regional Medical Center
  • Joy Mining Machinery
  • MTS Technologies
  • Oil & Gas Title Abstracting
  • Penn Machine Company
  • Penn United Technology
  • Philips Respironics
  • Pittsburghs Ohio Valley General Hospital
  • Rockland Manufacturing
  • Rosebud Mining Company
  • Rose Plastic
  • S&T Bank
  • Specialty Tires of America
  • Starkist Co.
  • UPMC: Magee, McKeesport, Mercy, St. Margaret

Keystone Innovation Zone

The Indiana County KIZ coordinates programmatic activities for three institutions of higher education, the county economic development agencies, and a variety of organizations interested in building a technology-oriented and knowledge-driven economy in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

  • Operational partner/fiscal agent: Indiana County Commissioners through the Indiana County Office of Planning and Development
  • Institutions of higher education partners: Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana County Community College Center of WCCC, Indiana County Technology Center
  • Partners: Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern Pennsylvania, Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana County Chamber of Commerce, Indiana County Development Corporation, Indiana County Manufacturing Consortium, Tri-County Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (Healthcare, Information Technology, PA CareerLink Indiana County, various private businesses, financial institutions, venture capitalists, and foundations)
  • Industry Sectors:
    • Diversified (Advanced) Manufacturing
    • Advanced Sustainable Energy
    • Homeland Security and National Defense
    • Information (Assurance) Technology and Cyber-Security
    • Life Sciences

Indiana County Center for Economic Operations

The Indiana County Center for Economic Operations serves as an integrated service development delivery system spearheading economic efforts in the county by facilitating access to resources and information to assist businesses in their efforts to expand, sustain, and grow operations. Through its affiliate organizations, the county can provide sophisticated business assistance and services.

Affiliates include:

  • Indiana County Board of Commissioners 
  • Indiana County Chamber of Commerce 
  • Indiana County Development Corporation
  • Indiana County Tourist Bureau 
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania 
  • Office of the Provost
  • Sutton Hall, Room 204
    1011 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4082
  • Fax: 724-357-2498
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.