April 30, 2017

Franklin Regional High School hosted their annual Art Show showcasing their students artistic achievements.  The MECDC, along with the Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce, sponsored a booth with student art entries competing to be chosen as the new banner along the Old William Penn Highway corridor during the 2017-2020 season.

Congratulations Murrysville!

We're happy to announce Murrysville made SafeWise's list of 100 Safest Cities in America for 2015!

Just east of Pittsburgh, Murrysville is home to the nation's first commercial gas well.  So that crime doesn't well up in the community, the city police have implemented a School Resource Officer who engages students, teachers, school administrators, parents, and the community at large, through "Community Oriented Policing's

SafeWise carefully calculates its safety rankings by analyzing and weighing the total number of crimes of a given city in relation to its population and other significant factors. All American municipalities with more than 10,000 residents were considered. SafeWise then identifies relevant safety, health, and educational information and programs that help make each “Safest City” more secure.

September 1, 2015

The Murrysville Economic and Community Development Corporation bids farewell to retiring Executive Director, John Cardwell.  Under Cardwell’s vision and leadership, the MECDC’s list of accomplishments have ranged from finding developers for the Walnut Hollow Shopping Plaza, revitalizing and enhancing the “Towne Square” area, Enticing Tractor Supply Co. to locate in Murrysville, and bringing development of Blue Spruce Shoppes to the area.

The Murrysville Economic and Community Development Corporation (MECDC) is a private non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose Board of Directors are committed to improving the appearance, value, and quality of Route 22 and the Business District for the use of local residents. Their priority is to provide assistance and information to established and new businesses in the Murrysville area.


Back Row:  William Ferri, John Frydrych, Herb Yingling, Charles Hergenroeder, Theo van de Venne, Jim Morrison, Dr. Richard Bonfiglio, David Dernar

Front Row:  Susan Reese-Hartzell, John Cardwell, Jennifer Lunden, Frank Weiss


Not present:  Chad Amond, James Creenan, Greg Hammill, Georgeanna Spinello














May 1, 2015

The Blue Spruce Shoppes unveil their latest project.  The Murrysville Economic and Community Development Corporation board member names surround the MECDC's legacy brick that states that "We help businesses settle and grow in our town".  The MECDC played a major role in securing and bringing this shopping complex to Murrysville.  All donations from this project help fund the Murrysville Community Library.

Summer 2015

Board member, Georgeanna Spinello found these beautiful flowers and planted them with the help of local resident, Brenda Walker who volunteered and assisted Georgeanna.

The Murrysville Economic and Community Development Corporation's on-going mission of beautifying the Streetscape around the Town Square of Murrysville.

SHOP 'n SAVE had it's Grand Opening June 26.  Ferri’s former ShurSave store in Murrysville is now under lease with Shop ’n Save operator Ray Charley, who also operates grocery stores in Greensburg.

Independently owned and operated by Ray Charley and his sons, Mike and Tom, the store marks the family’s third Shop’‍n Save.

The 26,000-square-foot store includes fresh produce, prepared food, dairy and frozen foods, a deli, a fresh seafood counter and floral and greeting card departments. Sour dough breads baked from scratch in the store’s stone-hearth oven will be offered at the full service bakery. The store will offer a Perks Card for discounts and Pump Perks to save on fuel purchases at over 130 participating Sunoco gas stations.

The Charleys have been food merchants since 1901 when Ray’s grandfather, Mike Charley, emigrated from Syria at age 16 and sold produce door to door.