Landscapes3 is the comprehensive plan for Chester County, and renews the county's commitment to balancing growth and preservation to foster vibrant communities. Landscapes3 is organized around six goal areas: Preserve, Protect, Appreciate, Live, Prosper, and Connect, and addresses land use, growth, and preservation as part of the Landscapes Map.
Economic development is addressed primarily within the Prosper goal area of Landscapes3 with significant additional discussion as part of the Landscapes3 Map.
There is discussion within two recommendations of the Appreciate goal:
There is discussion within one recommendation of the Live goal:
There is discussion within two recommendations of the Connect goal:
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.