Businesses asked to participate in reopening survey

Chester County businesses, from small companies to Fortune 500s, are being urged to participate in the Chester County Business Reopening Survey. “What are companies’ current COVID policies, what are their staffing challenges and their post-pandemic plans? The sooner we receive responses to this survey, the sooner we can share the data with Chester County businesses so they can benchmark what peers...

Morgan Truck Body to hold hiring event at Coatesville City Hall, April 10

Manufacturing assemblers at Morgan Truck Body. The City of Coatesville, in partnership with Morgan Truck Body and the Chester County Economic Development Council’s Hire One Initiative, has announced a job fair Saturday, April 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Coatesville City Hall, One City Place. Inspired by the successful collaboration between the City of Coatesville and Urban Outfitters last...

Victory co-founded to be inducted into Chesco Business Hall of Fame

Victory Brewing Company co-founders Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet will be inducted into the Chester County Business Hall of Fame by the Chester County Economic Development Council during a free livestream event that all businesses can attend on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 12pm EXTON — For the first time ever, the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) is providing free access for all...

Rylke named Marketing Director for CCEDC

Leslie Rylke EXTON — Leslie Rylke has been named Marketing and Creative Services Manager for the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC), a private, non-profit, economic development organization promoting smart growth that’s headquartered in Exton, PA. Since joining the CCEDC in August 2013, Rylke has been charged with communicating the value, benefit and impact of the organization,...

Survey: Business owners bullish on Chesco economy

WEST CHESTER — It appears that small business in Chester County is pretty bullish on the economic future of the county, based on a new survey released Tuesday by the county commissioners and a county economic development group. The Chester County Board of Commissioners and the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC), announced at Tuesday’s Commissioners’ Sunshine Meeting, the results...

Musser to be inducted into Chesco Biz Hall of Fame

W. Thomas Musser W. Thomas Musser transformed the two-man electrical contracting company he founded with his brother in 1964 into one of the leading electrical solutions providers in the eastern U.S., serving the likes of DuPont, JP Morgan Chase, Comcast, and Halliburton. In honor of his accomplishments, Musser, who is Chairman of The Tri-M Group, LLC (Kennett Square), will be inducted into the Chester...

Hundreds of local girls explore tech futures

NBC10 news anchor and reporter Rosemary Connors explores robotics with the Downingtown Area Robotics Team Sab-BOT-age, participants in the FIRST Robotics Competition. More than 700 girls in fifth through tenth grades from more than 100 schools across the region had the chance to work with women role models to do everything from build rockets, design roller coasters, create mobile apps, extract DNA...

County to partner with CCEDC on business survey

Chester County will partner with the Chester County Economic Development Council on a survey of the county’s businesses. The county commissioners, CCEDC leaders and other business leaders gathered Tuesday to announce the survey. First row (l-r) Malcolm Johnstone, Executive Director, West Chester Business Improvement District, Michelle Kichline, Chester County Commissioner, MaryFrances McGarrity,...

Business leaders get snapshot of county’s economy

CCEDC President and CEO, Gary W. Smith, unveils the organization’s annual report for FY15 at a recent breakfast for stakeholders. MALVERN – Almost 200 Chester County business leaders were briefed on planning for the continued business growth in the county by members of the at the organization’s annual stakeholders’ breakfast. “We have an outstanding business climate and a strong public/private...

Chester County recognized as 5th best county in U.S.

Chester County has been recognized as the fifth best county in the United States as a community “ideally positioned to attract modern investment and managed economic growth among all regions with a population greater than 500,000.”  The ranking was issued as part of the Fourth Economy Community (FEC) Index by national economic development consultants Fourth Economy Consulting. Communities recognized...