Economic, Industrial and Agricultural Diversity
Located in the southeastern region of Pennsylvania, and one of William Penn’s original counties, Chester County sits 30 miles west of Philadelphia and contiguous to Delaware and Montgomery Counties. The county is healthy economically, diverse in its industry sectors, and renown for the extent and productivity of its farming community. Chester County hosts over 17,000 individual businesses that employ almost 200,000 workers. It’s 500,000-plus residents live in 73 municipalities, including 15 quaint boroughs and the City of Coatesville. For years, unemployment rates have been lower and median incomes have been higher than the other 66 counties in the Commonwealth.
The industrial diversity of Chester County is remarkable. The county is home to significant numbers of leading companies in a variety of industrial clusters including Information Technology, Life Sciences and BioPharma, Finance and Banking, Health Care, Advanced Manufacturing Agriculture and Education.
County residents enjoy an enhanced quality of life sustained by good schools, excellent recreational opportunities, attractive vistas, outstanding cultural and historic venues, and proximity to the shores of New Jersey, the beaches of Delaware, the mountains and lakes in the Poconos, and the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Chester County is truly a magnet for in-migrating companies and their employees to grow and prosper.