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Economic Development

Mission Statement

"To maintain a high integrity in the effort of identifying, organizing and implementing projects of civil and commercial importance for the revitalization of the Borough of Etna."

Etna Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of Etna’s business district and supporting the Etna business community.  The EEDC administers the Façade Grant Applications every year and to date, over $40,000.00 has been given out to qualified business owners for renovations to their facades in community.

The EEDC sponsors the annual Farmer’s Market, held from early June through mid-October each year, across from the Municipal Building, on Thursdays from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m.  We encourage you to visit the Farmer’s Market which features fresh produce from Dillner Family farms.  Homemade jams, Italian food, select teas and honey products are also featured, all from local vendors.

The EEDC sponsors the yearly Etna Lottery Calendar sale – a great way to make sure you don’t miss any of those great Etna events and maybe win a few bucks while you are at it! Their other fund raiser is the annual Night at the Races held in March each year.

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for an application to become a member of the EEDC ($100 for a business and $20 for an individual). Your membership gives you access to numerous business leaders throughout the community and the ability to influence the work done by the EEDC. Please send your check payable to "Etna Economic Development Corporation", c/o 437 Butler St., Pgh., PA 15223. The general membership meetings are held at the Etna Municipal Building the second Tuesday of each month, beginning at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome, call the borough office to con­firm the meeting date at 412-781-0569.

  for more information about EEDC, our wonderful business district and the many opportunities here in Etna.

Etna Needs Your Help...

We're sure those of you who have lived and worked in this town share our concern for its future. We, of the Etna Economic Development Corporation, wanted to take this opportunity to share with you, the shareholders of Etna's prosperity, some of our vision of our town. Our hopes and dreams are for an Etna community that is vibrant, economically healthy, environmentally friendly and, in short, a wonderful place to live and work. A number of local business people and residents are working diligently behind the scenes to move the community in this direction, but WE NEED YOUR HELP.

We realize our Etna business community does not offer every product or ser­vice to meet every possible need. We do, however, believe that the businesses in the community provide many of the essentials of everyday life, and, in some instances, much more.

The vitality of our business community plays a major role in the quality of the community at large. Police and fire departments, road crews, recreational areas, and activities such as Light the Night, summer concerts, street fairs, local government pro­grams, education for our youth, environmental initiatives and much more, are depend­ent on the tax revenues collected from the local business community.

With this in mind, we ask you, the residents of Etna, to do what you can to patronize your local businesses. So doing will help ensure the long-term vitality of the community we call home.

E.E.D.C. News

Get your horses primed for the EEDC’s 7th annual Night at the Races! This exhilarating evening of horse racing and congeniality will be held on March 4 at Fugh Hall. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with betting windows and races beginning at 8:00 p.m. Be sure to get there early to reserve your table because last year we had almost full capacity. You can purchase a horse and name it for $5.00, each previous to the event. The winning horse from each race pays $25.00 (winner need not be present). Admission to the event and beer and soft drinks are FREE!!!! Please bring any other drinks you would like to have, as well as snacks, with you. You can purchase horses now from any EEDC member, Winschel Hard-ware, Cop Out Pierogies, Porky’s Plain Old Bar or at the Etna Borough Municipal Building by February 24. For more information, call 412-781-0569.

On December 13th, the EEDC held its’ annual Christmas Party at the Borough Building. A BIG THANK YOU to Charles Catering, City Gourmet, Cop Out Pierogies and Porky’s Plain Old Bar for providing appetizers and treats for the event! It was a great chance for Etna business owners, residents, vendors from the Farmer’s Market and EEDC members to mingle and catch up with all the great things everyone is doing.

The Development Corporation will host its’ next BUSINESS BREAKFAST on April 21st at Fugh Hall from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Stop in, meet fellow business owners, have a delicious filling breakfast and gather with EEDC members to discuss plans already in progress along with your ideas for what you would like to see happen in 2017.

Farmer's Market

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at our Farmer’s Market, contact Mary at 412-781-7641.  We have crafters, bakers, chefs, gardeners and farmers are selling their locally made products!

2017 Farmer's Market Vendor Packet

2017 Farmer's Market Farmer Packet

Etna Farmer's Market
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