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...

Recruiting seminar for HR personnel, June 11

MALVERN — Hire One, an initiative of the Chester County Economic Development Council and the Greater Valley Forge Human Resource Association are hosting a seminar for HR professionals and company recruiters on the “New Era in Recruiting” on Wed. June 11, at the Drexel University LeBow College of Business Malvern Campus.       Send article as PDF    ...

7 Chesco firms are regional finalists for state award

Honorees cited for investing in Pennsylvania include Victory Brewing Co. EXTON – Seven Chester County companies will be honored in Philadelphia as regional finalists for the second annual Governor’s ImPAct Awards, the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) announced on Monday, April 7. The awards program is designed to celebrate the companies and individuals who are investing in...

Jobs broker heralds seminar, partnership

County’s Hire One will offer free March 4 employment session in Exton Gary W. Smith (left), president and CEO of the Chester County Economic Development Council and Kevin Robins, CEO of the Midatlantic Employers’ Association, applaud their new partnership. Hire One, an initiative of the Chester County Economic Development Council, is announcing an employment seminar as well as a new partnership. The...

China delegation to get Chester County tour

Sino-American Regional Business and Culture Exchange is 3-day event From mushrooms to orchids, QVC to New Bolton, 25 business people from Beijing and the Chongqing region of China will receive a whirlwind tour of Chester County for three days beginning Monday, Oct. 28. The delegation is part of a Sino-American Regional Business and Culture Exchange hosted by the Chester County Commissioners, the Chester...

Op/Ed: Chester County’s priorities for 2013

There are challenges ahead, but a collaborative county government works to the benefit of all By Ryan Costello, Chester County Commissioner Chester County Commissioner Ryan Costello. The recent political landscape has, understandably, left many less than favorably impressed. I believe your Chester County government, however, has proven to be an excellent example of collaborative, productive government...