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History of CCEDC

The Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) was established in 1960 to attract industry to the mostly-agricultural county by promoting the availability of commercial land as desirable sites for companies and by helping potential buyers obtain financing.

Since that time, CCEDC has played an integral role in the smart growth of this diverse and prosperous region providing services to industry leaders like QVC, Herr’s, Vanguard and hundreds of other businesses. Today, CCEDC has a dedicated team of 40 staff members, an annual operating budget of $6.75 million, and is housed in a state-of-the-art facility located in the Eagleview Corporate Center in Exton.

For over 50 years, CCEDC has been a model for full-service economic development featuring private and public partnerships, and ably guided by volunteer, private business sector board members who bring their talents, skills and commitment to developing a healthy and competitive business community. CCEDC is known throughout the Commonwealth for implementing successful practices of job creation, generation of commercial tax ratables, business retention and enhancement, agricultural economic development, workforce development, and various other exemplary strategies.

Check out our 50th Anniversary video, produced in 2010.

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