CCEDC Awards Dinner, Phoenixville Foundry

Sweet Deal: Local Chocolate Factory Finds a Way to Grow Affordably

October 30, 2018

When Master Chocolatier Christopher Curtin was featured on one of CNN’s most popular shows, he suddenly had a very sweet problem on his hands. “We pretty much doubled in size, and suddenly we needed larger space for machinery, packaging and ingredients,” says Curtin, whose Eclat Chocolate factory store is located on South High Street in West Chester…. Read More >

CCEDC participates in tour of West Chester for DCED Secretary, Dennis Davin

October 26, 2018

On Wednesday, October 24, downtown West Chester was honored to host Dennis Davin, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, along with other members of the DCED and Mike Grigalonis and MaryFrances McGarrity from the Chester County Economic Development Council, on a tour of several state-funded community development and revitalization projects in Downtown West Chester, PA,… Read More >

ITAG November 2018 Partnership Meeting and Networking

October 19, 2018

Join us at ITAG’s board meeting while connecting with the region’s technology employers. AGENDA: 4:00 – 4:40 pm     ITAG Board Business Session 4:40 – 5:25 pm     Interactive Breakout Session                             – We need your ideas!!  5:25 – 5:30 pm     HireOne/ReferOne 5:30 – 7:00 pm … Read More >

$500,000 program to invigorate IT sector in Chester County

August 27, 2018

Digital First Media  August 25, 2018 Exton >> The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry and Department of Community and Economic Development have announced a $500,000 award to the Southeast Pennsylvania Regional Workforce Developments Boards, which includes Chester County, and several nearby counties. The funding will be used to address critical staffing needs within the… Read More >

$500K grant from Wells Fargo to help revitalization efforts in Coatesville

July 26, 2018

By Pete Bannan, Daily Local News COATESVILLE >> Another brick in the revitalization of Coatesville fell into place Tuesday as the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation (WFRF) announced a $500,000 grant toward the Coatesville Growing Greater Neighborhood Revitalization Initiativein partnership with the Chester County Economic Development Foundation. The funds will be used to implement neighborhood-strengthening strategies developed by… Read More >

Commercial Real Estate Loans: How to Navigate Changing Regulations

July 19, 2018

By Chris McHenry, Seedcopa Senior Portfolio and Compliance Manager Many business owners have experienced the frustration of being turned down for a commercial real estate loan or having their loan request approved, but at a reduced amount. Logic would tell you that if you have enough cash flow to support a larger mortgage for your business… Read More >

Chester County Delegation Attends SelectUSA Investment Summit

July 9, 2018

The SelectUSA Investment Summit took place from June 20-22 in greater Washington, DC.  More than 3,000 participants gathered to focus on the crucial connections between US economic developers and international business investors, including a delegation from Chester County.  Mike Grigalonis, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Chester County Economic Development Council and… Read More >

CCEDC looks to hire Director, Innovation and Emerging Technologies

June 11, 2018

The Director, Innovation and Emerging Technologies provides leadership and oversight to the CCEDC’s innovation and technology services and initiatives, with specific focus on the Innovative Technology Action Group (ITAG) and the Ideas x Innovation Network (i2n). This person convenes and facilitates the staff, partners, employers and Boards of ITAG and i2n to set priorities, drive… Read More >

SureShade: A Seedcopa Success Story

May 11, 2018

Not far from the site of the old Nabisco factory in Northeast Philadelphia, a nondescript warehouse reveals the unexpected behind its doors. Inside, one of Philly’s fastest-growing, multi-million-dollar manufacturing businesses hums along, nearly bursting at its seams. “SureShade started with an off-hand comment I made to my husband Ron about needing more shade over our… Read More >

Seedcopa Names Marie Shires Vice President and Relationship Manager 

April 5, 2018

EXTON, PA – April 6, 2018 – Marie Shires has been named Vice President and Relationship Manager at Seedcopa, a certified development company that specializes in helping Pennsylvania businesses gain financing through government loans.  Shires comes to Seedcopa with a decade of SBA 504 experience providing commercial real estate and equipment financing to the region’s… Read More >

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