Chester County has one of the best stories to tell in economic development and telling that story was a central theme to the 2015 economic development strategic plan. After years of investment in product development and infrastructure, Chester County was announced as the home of Giti Tire, a transformational economic development project of 1,700 jobs and over $600m in investment. That project is one in a long list of new locations and existing business expansions. Previous strategic plans set the stage to develop sites, increase marketing, start a BRE program, and develop a top-notch economic development organization. The 2015 strategic plan focuses on capitalizing off of the recent successes, including the Giti Tire project and others. There are more opportunities in Chester County today because of the hard work over many years of a wide range of leaders. Their strategic plan leverages the momentum of today to capture those opportunities.
Creative EDC has facilitated strategic plans for Chester County in 2008, 2011, and 2015.