About 79-80

79-80 Interstate Development Corporation (79-80 IDC) is a group of member companies, committees, & individuals that are organized for the promotion/development of the Eastern Mercer County Area along with partnership areas. Typically, our corporation is involved with infrastructure needs, site development, activities with local & state groups to obtain the consensus/funding that are required to achieve success.


The corporation is comprised of various committees such as...

  • Membership

  • Sites & marketing

  • Legislative

The areas we cover are...

  • Grove City School District

  • Regions up to & including Mercer borough

  • Barkeyville

  • & Slippery Rock


Our corporation has ties to Penn Northwest Development Corporation which acts as the lead for economic development in Mercer County.  The corporation also has close ties to the areas' Chambers of Commerce & acts as a liaison between the business community, development agencies, & government officials. With these ties, our corporation engages in a number of activities to provide the best opportunities for the region. Additionally, the corporation acts in concert with local governments & school districts to provide information. 79-80 IDC acts as a conduit between members & taxing agencies.

The 79-80 IDC Executive Board meets...

  • The 2nd Thursday of every month

  •  & Quarterly on the 4th Friday of that month


The board members are active; some are elected members with these public bodies which enhances the communication between public & private entities.

Throughout the years, the 79-80 IDC has been active in a number of initiatives that have been a benefit to the area. These include but are not limited to...

  • Forta Fiber

  • GE

  • Grove City Premium Outlets

  • Reynolds Food Packaging (formerly Ivex)


Our corporation has often been the lead organizer in projects, coordinating the activities of both public & private entities, to achieve positive results that leads to bringing jobs to make the area vibrant attractive to perspective companies.

The 79-80 Interstate Development Corporation has a long term perspective in the developmental needs of the area. Many of our initiatives lay the ground work to attract development and growth that will be most beneficial to the area. 

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