Select Chester County
Select Chester County is a partnership between the County of Chester and the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC).
Highly Educated Workforce.
49% of the residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
within 2 hours of New York and Washington D.C.
Healthiest & Happiest
county in Pennsylvania
county in Pennsylvania
brands in Chester County
Tech hub in Pennsylvania
universities within 50 miles
Healthcare & Life Science
The leader in Life Science with 100+ hospitals in the region and 80% present of global pharmaceutical companies.
Mushroom capital of the world with 52% of mushroom production in the U.S.
Longwood Gardens voted #1 public garden in the U.S. with over one million visitors a year.
Home to Vanguard, one of the world's largest investment companies.
Select Chester County serves as main facilitator of international business for Chester County, PA. The Global Business Advisory Board, composed of 28 experts in international business, helps direct these efforts. You can find a full list of members here. Our focus includes providing assistance to foreign companies seeking to locate or expand into our county as well as helping local businesses expand into foreign markets. One key program is the Chester County China Initiative (CCCI). Launched in 2013, CCCI builds relationships with Chinese businesses and government representatives to attract Chinese investment to Chester County as well as to introduce and promote our homegrown businesses, products, and educational institutions to Chinese markets.
Terence Farrell began his first term as Commissioner on January 7, 2008, and his second term on January 3, 2012. Terence was elected to his third term as Commissioner on November 3, 2015. Terence served as chairman of the Board of Commissioners for 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2016. Under his leadership, the board advanced its development of a strategic plan to increase efficiency in the county’s operations, passed a balanced budget without raising taxes and reaffirmed the county’s award-winning open space preservation program for the next decade. The county has received numerous awards for its superior quality of life, for a government and citizenry that has indeed made it “healthy, wealthy and wise.”
Michael serves as the Chester County Economic Development Council’s Chief Operating Officer. Since 2004 when Michael first assumed this role, the CCEDC has grown significantly adding 15 staff members and increasing the operating budget by 50%.
Entrepreneur and consultant who lived and worked in China from 2009 to 2016. Komeil Nasrollahi opened his own International trade company in China and has been helping many other businesses enter the biggest market in the world. He is fluent in Chinese, English and Persian languages, and also received his master’s degree from the most prestigious university in China, Tsinghua University. Komeil currently working as a program manager with Pennsylvania Chester County Economic Development Council to bring investment from China and help USA companies to expand in Chinese market.