“Invest Pittsburgh” Series Part VI – Boeing Company, Inc. of Fayette County

by on July 2, 2015

InvestPgh_Twitter (3)Our sixth company in our “Invest Pittsburgh: 10 Counties, 1 Region” series is one of many companies finding business success in the “sweet spots” of sector intersection where regional strengths in technology and manufacturing meet.  Today we spotlight one of the world’s largest aerospace companies and manufacturers of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems:  Boeing Company, Inc., which counts Fayette County among its global locations.

Established at the Fayette Business Park, the Boeing Company, Inc. announced plans in November 2014 to expand its 65,000-square-foot facility and add 168 new jobs, which would double its current employment at the location. The facility is part of Boeing’s Defense, Space and Security division and is focused on manufacturing complex electronic assemblies and other defense-related materials. Helping to secure Boeing’s investment was Fay-Penn Economic Development Council and the Governor’s Action Team (GAT) of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Prior to expansion, Boeing acquired Pittsburgh-based Immedius – a developer of software for aviation and defense customers and headed by three Carnegie Mellon University professors.  Immedius helps create, manage and deploy technical documents.  The acquisition of Immedius was a strategic move that enhanced Boeing’s ability to provide advance defense, space and security solutions.

Check back each Thursday when we spotlight more companies that have made the Pittsburgh region their choice for business investment.

Read Parts 1 – 5 featuring companies in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler and Greene counties,

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The “Invest Pittsburgh: 10 Counties, 1 Region” series is highlighting significant business investments secured during 2014 by partners working in collaboration with the PRA and independently. These investments represent cutting-edge companies, their innovations and the revolutionary products and services that are bringing to market from the Pittsburgh region – where they have made the decision to grow.

EDITORS NOTE: Barry Seneri is vice president of business investment at the PRA. He works closely with the region’s economic development partners, including Fay-Penn Economic Development Council, to help bring investment to the region. He is a native of Fayette County and is pleased to see the county growing.