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Economic Develop.

Economic Development

The Armstrong County Department of Economic Development provides staff to the Armstrong County Industrial Development Council (IDC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit economic development corporation.  By providing tools such as financing, site selection, workforce development assistance and more, the IDC's goals are to improve Armstrong County’s business environment through retention and expansion of existing businesses and attraction of new investment. Click here for more Information.

Conservation Dist.

Conservation District

The Armstrong Conservation District works to restore degraded watersheds, promote sustainable farms, healthy forests, and growing vibrant and sustainable communities. The District will work with many private and public partners for the betterment of our natural resources and the citizens of Armstrong County. The District provides technical, administrative, and financial support through many programs such as the dirt, gravel, low volume roads program; the agricultural lands preservation program; the erosion and sediment pollution control program; the watershed protection and restoration program; and many other outreach efforts of the District



The Armstrong County Jail, which opened in August of 2003, has a capacity of 158 inmates. The facility grants a safe environment to the Armstrong County community by providing the care and control of the jail's residents.


Belmont Complex

For over 50 years, the Belmont Complex has been a recreational facility that draws over 40,000 residents and visitors alike to the arena, pool and banquet facilities yearly.

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We Can! County


Armstrong County joined the We Can! movement in September, 2007 as the first We Can! County in the United States! We Can! stands for "Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition." We Can! is a national program designed for families and communities to help children maintain a healthy weight. The program focuses on three important behaviors: improved food choices, increased physical activity and reduced screen time.
Community leaders have developed a wellness program called HEALTHY Armstrong. HEALTHY stands fur Healthy Eating, Active Lifestyles -Together Helping Youth and is a collaboration of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Health Plan, Children's Community Pediatrics-Armstrong, Armstrong Center fur Medicine and Health (ACMH) Hospital, ACMH Hospital Foundation, and the Armstrong School District.
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The Healthy Armstrong initiative incorporates We Can! into its activities to meet its goal of reducing childhood obesity in Armstrong County. Prior to the Healthy Armstrong initiative, it was estimated that 56% of adult patients were overweight or obese - approximately 25% higher than the national average of 31% according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Also, a Pennsylvania BMI survey of students aged 5-17 found that overweight Armstrong School District students exceeded 35% of the school district population as compared to a national average of 17% prior to the implementation of this program.
In addition to the after-school and weekend health activities, which incorporate physical activities, snack-making advice from a nutritionist, and additional teaching about wellness, the program leaders continue to look for new ways to promote health and wellness among school aged children. One of the newer components of the program is the "HEALTHY Recipe of the Week Campaign." According to Kay Owen, Project Director for HEALTHY Armstrong, ''The Healthy Recipe of the Week campaign helps residents make healthy food choices. It's another way we promote the We Can! Message within Armstrong County." 
The group of community leaders continue to meet on a regular basis in an effort to combat childhood obesity in Armstrong County. Check the following site for more information on We Can! County.