Report on Chester County's Economy
This annual report provides local economy data that can be used to guide economic planning and future growth for the county. The data in this report highlights the County's economic strengths and weaknesses that can be used to inform recommendations and implementation of the county's comprehensive plan, Landscapes3.
Non-residential Construction Report
The Chester County Planning Commission tracks the non-residential construction across the county including total square footage, building type, and location.
The 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.
The 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.