CCEDC Awards Dinner, Phoenixville Foundry

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 – dedicated to changing outdated perceptions about advanced manufacturing careers.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 >

Marrea Walker-Smith Among Women of Distinction

November 26, 2018

The Philadelphia Business Journal annually celebrates influential businesswomen in our region through the Women of Distinction Awards. An editorial panel of judges selected 35 women from a total of 300 nominations for this year’s Women of Distinction class. “We were looking for women from every industry and profession. Specifically, we were looking for professional achievement,… Read More >

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 >

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