PhotoNon-residential Construction Report — 2019

The Chester County Planning Commission tracks the non-residential construction across the county including total square footage, building type, and location. Learn More

Report on Chester County's Economy

Econ Report CoverThis report provides background data about the local economy that can be used to guide economic recovery planning for impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Much of the data is from 2018 and 2019 and predates the pandemic but provides useful information about the structure of the county's economy. Overall, Chester County has a strong and diverse economy, with particular strength in management of companies, finance, professional and technical services, and agriculture. View Report

VISTA 2025

Vista2025 LogoThe county has an economic development strategy outlined in VISTA2025, which was developed by a public-private partnership. This strategy recognizes the county's high quality of place as a defining characteristic. Driving principles for VISTA2025 include: sustainability that balances progress and preservation; inclusiveness that recognizes every person is an asset; and diversification that seeks to maintain the county's employment base that is spread across multiple sectors.

Commercial Landscapes

Commercial Landscapes ImageThe county's economic development strategy, VISTA2025, is being implemented through five goal teams. The five goals address quality of place, talent attraction, business expansion, innovation, and infrastructure support. The Planning Commission works on the implementation of a number of these goals by partnering with the Chester County Economic Development Corporation and other stakeholders. Our Commercial Landscapes efforts addresses recommendations for the quality of place and infrastructure goals.