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Economic Development

The tri-county area’s location, as well as its energetic workforce and residents, have helped maintain a healthy business climate, while our extensive base of businesses and industries provide stability in the employment sector.
The economy in the region is vigorous. Both large and small businesses are profiting. Economy building business opportunities continue to arise due to the fervent work ethic of our workforce. These opportunities, in turn, contribute to the area’s rapidly growing economic environment as well as add to the quality of life for current and future residents.

 

Building a Better Boyertown

Striving to encourage economic development to support the local community, Building a Better Boyertown:
• Develops and accomplishes tasks that maintain Boyertown’s historical heritage
• Promotes downtown Boyertown
• Attracts people to the community
• Concentrates on business recruitment and retention
• Provides assistance/grant opportunities for property and business owners in the Main Street District to make façade improvements and enhance the town’s Victorian architecture.
For more information, visit boyertownpa.org.

 

Hobart’s Run

The Hill School, with support from alumni, students, faculty, and parents, created a collaborative improvement district called Hobart’s Run to greatly increase and enhance community engagement.
Its name comes from the stream that feeds the school’s Dell pond, as well as from the Hobart family who lived in the area and was a prominent Pottstown family.
Hobart’s Run works with local property owners and residents to create a clean and safe community, and to create sustainable commercial and retail development.
Hobart’s Run holds community block parties and events to generate inclusive community interaction, supports the development of downtown Pottstown, and has established the following key initiatives for the area:
- Safe
- Clean
- Green
- Inclusive
- Invested
For more information, visit www.hobartsrunpottstown.org.

 

Pottstown Downtown Improvement District Authority (PDIDA)

In addition to promoting economic development and growth throughout the Borough, PDIDA promotes business in Downtown Pottstown and coordinates local activities and fundraisers.
In 2016, PDIDA launched Pottstown FARM, a weekly farmers market in downtown Pottstown which operates from May through October, in order to facilitate the exchange of fresh, locally grown agricultural products and hand-made artisan goods.
By presenting healthy food choices, educational opportunities, and entertainment, PDIDA seeks to provide a downtown hub that can be enjoyed by the entire family while providing a resource for healthy living.
For more information, visit www.downtownpottstown.org.

 

Mobile Ambassador Project (MAP)

A partnership between Hobart’s Run and the Pottstown Downtown Improvement District Authority, this program includes people biking, walking, and running for the purpose of keeping Pottstown safe and clean. In addition to safety, the program is meant to promote community engagement.

 

Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA)

The Pottstown Borough Council and Pottstown School Board of Directors recently approved tax incentives through a LERTA program.
This program provides tax breaks for property improvements over a seven-year period.
In the first year, after improving a property approved for the program, the owner receives 100% exemption on the taxable value of improvements. By year seven, the reduction is 10%, after which the LERTA relief ends.
The program includes an additional incentive for employers who recruit Pottstown residents.

 

Pottstown Area Industrial Development, Inc. (PAID, Inc.)


Pottstown Area Industrial Development, Inc. was formed in 1965 to help stimulate commercial and industrial development in Pottstown.
• PAID is now the primary economic driver for the Pottstown community through partnerships with the Pottstown School District, Borough of Pottstown, and the Montgomery County Redevelopment Authority
The focus of PAID is to:
• Stimulate investment through an overall economic development strategy
• Create and retain new job opportunities
• Utilize or restore buildings in the Borough
For more information, visit www.paidinc.org.

 

Workforce Development:
The TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce Connects Workers with Employers.
The Chamber provides a resume service to connect job seekers with Chamber Member employers.
The objectives of submitted resumes are:
- Included in the Chamber’s monthly newsmagazine.
- Shared at the bi-monthly Chamber Membership Breakfast.
In addition, resumes remain on file at the Chamber, and employers can contact the Chamber office to request a copy of relevant resumes.
Chamber Member employers are also invited to come into our office to review the complete resume file any time they are seeking to fill an opening.
Chamber Members can post their company’s job openings on the Chamber website. Individuals looking for employment can visit business.tricountyareachamber.com/jobs for a current list of openings in the Tri-County region.

Resources from the Montgomery County Workforce Department

 

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TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce

152 East High Street
Pottstown, PA 19464

Phone: 610.326.2900