Live and Work
The Chamber is here to help make you aware of what resources are available to you or your business in the tri-county area. Whether you are looking for a place to worship or a way of transportation, we can help provide the information you need.
Please explore the Live and Work section on our website for more information about our region.
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The TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce covers 41 municipalities in
southeastern Berks, western Montgomery, and northern Chester
Counties. These historic counties are home to outstanding sources of entertainment, recreation, employment, education, and overall, great communities to call "home".
Whether you like to kayak on the river or explore the town, there are
numerous opportunities in the area to keep you and your family
entertained and active.
There are many distinguished public and private schools to choose
from no matter what part of the tri-county area you live in. These
provide the best education available for all ages. The TriCounty Area
Chamber of Commerce continually advocates for education because we know
that great schooling is essential for providing a strong workforce that
builds the communities we
THREE COUNTIES…THREE STORIES
On March 11, 1752, Berks County was formed from parts of Chester,
Lancaster, and Philadelphia counties. It was named after Berkshire, England,
where William Penn’s family home lay. Agriculture was the principle reason
behind the county’s settlement and the county still ranks among the top 100
counties nationwide for the number of farms and the market value of
agricultural products produced. Berks County contains two state parks (Nolde
Forest Environmental Education Center and French Creek State Park) and two
Pennsylvania Historic Sites (Conrad Weiser Homestead and Daniel Boone
Chester County is full of history and played a significant
part in the founding of the nation, including the Battle of Brandywine, the
Paoli Massacre and the Valley Forge encampment. Agricultural and horticultural
activities have flourished in Chester County and provide a major source of
income. The first steel to be manufactured in America was produced at Coventry
Forge, North Coventry Township. In addition to the many cultural and
recreational facilities shared with the Philadelphia metropolitan area, the
county has its own attractions, including several Revolutionary War Sites.
Montgomery County was created in 1784 and nearly all of the
boroughs were born out of the extension of the railroads. Kilns were built to
make lime, an industry still operating to this day. Along the Schuylkill River,
heavy manufacturing and steel mills were developed. The county was the scene
for the first canal construction, but it was never completed. The county was
also the scene of the first turnpike construction in Pennsylvania. Also, the
county used macadamizing for the first time in America. Today, the county
consists of residential, industrial, commercial, and agricultural areas.