LindenPointe Development Corporation
It was the visionary leadership of the City of Hermitage, effective regional partnerships and federal and state economic development assistance that brought this magical place to fruition.
On February 23rd, 2011 the City of Hermitage Board of Commissioners enacted Ordinance 1-2011 authorizing the creation of the LindenPointe Development Corporation.
The eCenter was opened for business in 2012 and the LindenPointe Development Corporation (LDC), a 501c3 nonprofit, leases and operates the eCenter incubation and business development programs.
In the beginning
In 2004-2005 a lengthy, due diligence, feasibility, and preliminary design process was led by the Hermitage Community and Economic Development Commission in partnership with the Penn Northwest Development Corporation, the Mercer-Lawrence Workforce Investment Board and the Mercer County CareerLink concluding that a tech center @ LindenPointe would be beneficial to the regional economy.
The partners recognized that developing a funding plan for an innovative, economic development project of this magnitude, in a rural region, would require collaboration and perseverance.
Over the next few years, the initiative continued to build momentum and with the inclusion of the support of key partners such as the Oh-Penn Interstate Workforce Competitiveness Council, the Northwest Commission, Butler County Community College and private industry the city was able to secure funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration ($4.2M) and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program ($1.25M).
LindenPointe is now home to a variety of local businesses, as well as the Training and Workforce Development Center, the eCenter@LindenPointe, and the CHIP Flex Facility.
eCenter @ LindenPointe
In early 2010 the city worked with HHSDR, Architects/Engineers to finalize the design, plans, specifications and bid documents and with the assistance from the Pittsburgh Green Building Alliance incorporated various energy efficiency and sustainable design features. Rien Construction was the lead contractor, the eCenter was completed in late 2011 and was the area’s first commercial building to achieve “LEED Silver” certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
LDC Chair Leadership
Craig Columbus 2012-2015
Don Morrison 2015-2018
Executive Director Leadership
Yvonne English 2012-2015
Ketaki Desai 2015-2018
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