The Ideas x Innovation Network (i2n) is an initiative of the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC). This public/private partnership supports emerging growth business throughout their entire life cycle by leveraging the assets of area academic institutions and other partners to create an ecosystem of physical and virtual resources.
Through i2n, entrepreneurs are strategically connected with established professionals whose experience and knowledge become pivotal stops on an emerging company’s roadmap toward success.
i2n administers the Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) program for Chester and Delaware Counties. This incentive program provides tax credits to for-profit companies less than eight years old operating within specific targeted industries within the boundaries of a Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ). With a total pool of up to $15 million in tax credits available to KIZ companies annually, the KIZ tax credit program significantly contributes to the ability of young KIZ companies to transition through the stages of growth.