PA Association of Boroughs

The PA Association of Boroughs provides a variety of information and hosts webinars on a range of topics related to planning. Visit Website

PA Downtown Center

Primarily through utilization of the National Main Street Center®, PDC provides outreach, technical assistance, and educational services in order to assist communities in revitalizing their central business districts and surrounding residential neighborhoods. Visit Website


Aside from overseeing Pennsylvania's State Parks, this state agency provides grants for planning, acquisition, and development of public parks, recreation areas, motorized and non-motorized trails river conservation and access, conservation of open space, master site development plans, comprehensive recreation, park and open space and greenway plans, combined projects, and similar plans and studies. Visit Website

PA Department of Community and Economic Development

This state agency provides a litany of data, information, guidance, and funding regarding business, workforce development, housing, planning, transportation, and similar topics. PA DCED also administers programs such as business tax credit, Community Development Block Grant, and the HOME program. Visit Website

PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 6

This state agency oversees transportation planning, funding, and construction projects in addition to providing data, information, and other services to local governments. Transportation projects may include roadways (automobile), transit (bus and rail), bicycles (routes, lanes, trails), pedestrian facilities (sidewalks and trails), and combined (multi-modal) projects.

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC)

DVRPC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for the nine-county Philadelphia region and provides a variety of data, information, plans, planning services, guidance, and funding sources for the region's municipalities. Visit Website

Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC)

CCEDC is a private, non-governmental entity that promotes a competitive edge for existing and new businesses by providing proven financial solutions; cultivating workforce talent; leveraging business partnerships; and fostering entrepreneurial collaboration for more than 50 years. Visit Website

Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce (WCCCC)

This chamber serves a 23 municipality region assisting businesses, hosting events and programs, marketing the region, and collaborating with municipalities and a wide range of partners to enhance western Chester County. Visit Website

Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce (SCCCC)

This chamber serves the area from Kennett Square to Nottingham in southern Chester County. The Southern Chester County Chamber promotes trade, commerce, industry and economic development, and supports a diverse and growing business segment, including a wide variety of entrepreneurs, small and mid-size private employers, nonprofit organizations, corporate leaders, health care services, access to quality education and training, and more. Visit Website

Historic Kennett Square (HKS)

HKS administers Kennett Square Borough's Main Street Program, facilitates a variety of public events, and provides various economic development services to the Borough, Kennett Township, and their local businesses. Visit Website

West Chester Business Improvement District (WCBID)

The BID was established in 2000 and renewed in 2005, 2010, and 2015 to fund and implement programs that reflect three general goals: increase customer traffic and sales; retain, expand, and recruit viable businesses; and advocate for the interests of downtown to government agencies. The BID is funded primarily by member businesses. Visit Website

Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance

This organization's mission is to develop and execute a strategy to build the City of Coatesville's capacity to improve current conditions, stabilize the socio-economic stature of the city, foster economic development, and bring resources and community partners together for these purposes. The public/private partnership is funded by a collaboration between contributions from the private sector and the Chester County Department of Community Development. Visit Website