CCEDC Awards Dinner, Phoenixville Foundry

West Chester’s Green Lawn Fertilizing/Green Pest Solutions President Named SBA Entrepreneurial Success of the Year Award Winner

May 13, 2019

When Matt Jesson began mowing lawns, he never imagined his after-school job would become an industry-leading lawn care and pest control business earning more than $15 million in annual revenue. Now Matt Jesson, President of Green Lawn Fertilizing/Green Pest Solutions in West Chester, has been named by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a National… Read More >

Two Area Teams Advance to State-level Competition in the “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Student Video Contest

May 6, 2019

Following on the heels of this year’s regional awards ceremony, the organizers of the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? (WSCM) student video contest for the Chester and Delaware Counties had two teams advance to the “Best of PA” competition. This is the second year that a state-level competition was held.  Regional contests began in 2013 with the… Read More >

Ideas x Innovation Network (i2n) Supports WCU’s 7th Annual WCU Business Idea Competition

April 29, 2019

The Chester County Economic Development Council, through its Ideas x Innovation Network (i2n) startup initiative participated in the 7th Annual West Chester University (WCU) Business Idea Competition on April 17.  i2n partners with educational institutions like WCU and other partners to create an ecosystem that provides regional support for innovation and entrepreneurship.  This Business Idea Competition… Read More >

Chester County Economic Development Council to Hold First-of-Its-Kind Local Business Forum on Substance Abuse, Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

April 16, 2019

In a survey of medical personnel as well as leadership at local hospitals and health care-related companies, Health Care Connect (HCC), an initiative of the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC), found the number one concern was a shortage of services for the growing number of people facing mental health and substance abuse problems, particularly… Read More >

400 Business Leaders Witness Chester County Business Hall of Fame Ceremony Honoring South Mill Champs’ Director Michael L. Pia

April 8, 2019

More than 400 of the region’s top business leaders were in attendance as Michael L. Pia, Director of South Mill Champs, was inducted into the Chester County Business Hall of Fame by the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC). The award that recognizes Pia’s outstanding leadership, business endeavors and achievements was presented at the CCEDC’s… Read More >

Middle-School Students Learn What’s So Cool About Manufacturing Through CCEDC’s Video Competition

March 11, 2019

With the state and national focus on reviving the manufacturing industry in America, students from 16 middle schools in Chester County and Delaware County endeavored to win a video competition – “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” – dedicated to changing outdated perceptions about advanced manufacturing careers. The contest paired teams of students with local manufacturers…. Read More >

Get a Bonus for Your Bottom Line with CCEDC

February 25, 2019

The Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) is able to support area businesses by providing subsidies for technology training for their existing employees. Companies who have a technology skills gap, find that technology is out-pacing their operations, or need to stay competitive by adapting current technologies should take advantage of reimbursement of up to 50%… Read More >

CCEDC’s Patti VanCleave Helps Shape Scouting’s Future

February 4, 2019

This month, Chester County Council, Boy Scouts of America celebrated its 100th anniversary.  The group was chartered on January 17, 1919 and a century later, the organization is about to undergo some significant changes. Beginning February 1, the national organization is changing its name to Scouts BSA as it also opens its doors to girls. Marshallton-based… Read More >

With Help from i2n, Fifteen Local Companies Land $1.2m in Startup Funding

January 28, 2019

Fifteen startup companies in Chester County and Delaware County have been awarded over $1.2 million in tax credits by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Brandywine PhootonicsThese companies participate in the Ideas x Innovation Network and were included in Governor Tom Wolf’s  December 18, 2018 announcement of the approval of Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) tax… Read More >

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