Under a grant issued by the Foreign-Trade Zone Board of the U.S. Department of Commerce, RIDC is grantee of Foreign Trade Zone #33. Foreign-Trade Zone #33 was established to attract and promote international trade and commerce in western Pennsylvania.
RIDC was granted the charter of administering the 33rd FTZ program in southwestern Pennsylvania in 1977 when RIDC was involved in bringing Volkswagen to Westmoreland County. Since then, many well known companies have taken advantage of this economic development program. Companies such as Sony, Leedsworld, Mitsubishi and others have been beneficiaries of the FTZ .
Foreign Trade Zone #33 is comprised of 17 sites stretching throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania, including sites in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence and Westmoreland counties as well as parts of the City of Pittsburgh. FTZ 33 consists of over 6,500 acres. Many of the FTZ 33 designated sites are located on strategic riverfront properties.
For Additional Information, contact:
Vice President, Development, RIDC
Rockefeller Group Foreign Trade Zone Services