Chester County Economic Development Council has provided financial solutions; workforce talent; leveraging business partnerships; and fostering entrepreneurial collaboration for more than 50 years. CCEDC services improve the business community and enhance the quality of life in Chester County and the region.

Chester County SCORE

With over 100 certified mentors, experienced in just about every facet of business, SCORE provides free professional guidance to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Schedule a session with a SCORE mentor!  Register for seminars and low cost Business Planning workshops. 

Small Business Resource Guide | CDC

This guide provides plans, tools, tips, and information from across the web on how to keep your workers safe and well while managing time and cost investments.

Small Business Development Center

Kutztown Small Business Development Center provides entrepreneurs and small business owners with the knowledge needed to make smart decisions and prosper through access to no cost, confidential consulting services and learning opportunities.

DVIRC | Manufacturing

DVIRC focuses exclusively on the region’s manufacturing community to grow business value by providing direct services in three key areas Consulting Services, Executive Network Groups, and Training/Education.

SBA | Start your business!

The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

Career Link

PACareerLink is a cooperative program where job seekers and employers share access to a wide array of job training, education and employment services. Check out the workshops for career readiness. Read more

Delaware County Community College

Delaware County Community College Offers Professional Development, Certifications, Training, and other resources HERE

Thaddeus Stevens College

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is a premier, residential, two-year, accredited technical college that prepares students for skilled employment in a diverse, ever-changing workforce. Founded in 1905 with 15 students, Thaddeus Stevens College has grown to more than 1,000 students and 22 high-skill, high-wage technical programs. 

Harcum College

Harcum College has been offering Associates degrees for adult students at its Coatesville location since 2008.