Home » Norfolk Southern connects East Palestine businesses to economic resources 

Norfolk Southern connects East Palestine businesses to economic resources 

Last Updated on September 14, 2023 at 4:10pm

Norfolk Southern has hosted two open houses for East Palestine business owners. The special events on August 24 and 29 took place at the East Palestine Memorial Public Library and served dozens of businesses based in East Palestine and Western Pennsylvania.  

The open houses were an extension of the company’s Family Assistance Center in East Palestine, which has worked closely with businesses and residents. Representatives from Norfolk Southern assisted business owners by helping them apply for reimbursements for any losses they’ve incurred since February.  

To further assist the local economy, Norfolk Southern has committed a grant of $500,000 to support economic development in East Palestine. Funds from this grant will allow the Village to hire a professional economic development consultant and create a plan to support long-term prosperity. 

So far, Norfolk Southern has committed approximately $69 million to East Palestine and the surrounding communities. Learn more at: NSMakingitRight.com.  

Latest News Updates

We’re Here to Help

All Latest News Updates

See below for recent updates from East Palestine.

  • Norfolk Southern announces next phase of East Palestine assistance program

    Last Updated on December 5, 2023 at 4:24pm With the most intensive remediation work complete, focus turns to long-term initiatives. ATLANTA, December 5, 2023 – Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) announced Tuesday the next phase of community assistance in East Palestine and the surrounding areas in Ohio and Pennsylvania. In October, the company completed the…

    Read More »

  • East Palestine Economic Roundtable Looks to Spark Economic Recovery in Village

    Last Updated on December 2, 2023 at 1:14pm Norfolk Southern helped to convene an economic development roundtable at the American Legion Hall in East Palestine on Thursday, bringing together village leaders and local and state officials, as well as Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Recovery Coordinator Jim McPherson and Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw for…

    Read More »

  • A Norfolk Southern employee’s commitment to home

    Last Updated on December 2, 2023 at 11:19am Jeremy Vranesevich, a Norfolk Southern craft employee who lives in East Palestine, took on a special role as a community liaison in February 2023. Over the following months, Jeremy found ways both small and big to help support his community. Now, he’s transitioning to a new role…

    Read More »