Rylke named Marketing Director for CCEDC

Leslie Rylke EXTON — Leslie Rylke has been named Marketing and Creative Services Manager for the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC), a private, non-profit, economic development organization promoting smart growth that’s headquartered in Exton, PA. Since joining the CCEDC in August 2013, Rylke has been charged with communicating the value, benefit and impact of the organization,...

Survey: Business owners bullish on Chesco economy

WEST CHESTER — It appears that small business in Chester County is pretty bullish on the economic future of the county, based on a new survey released Tuesday by the county commissioners and a county economic development group. The Chester County Board of Commissioners and the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC), announced at Tuesday’s Commissioners’ Sunshine Meeting, the...

Musser to be inducted into Chesco Biz Hall of Fame

W. Thomas Musser W. Thomas Musser transformed the two-man electrical contracting company he founded with his brother in 1964 into one of the leading electrical solutions providers in the eastern U.S., serving the likes of DuPont, JP Morgan Chase, Comcast, and Halliburton. In honor of his accomplishments, Musser, who is Chairman of The Tri-M Group, LLC (Kennett Square), will be inducted into the...

Hundreds of local girls explore tech futures

NBC10 news anchor and reporter Rosemary Connors explores robotics with the Downingtown Area Robotics Team Sab-BOT-age, participants in the FIRST Robotics Competition. More than 700 girls in fifth through tenth grades from more than 100 schools across the region had the chance to work with women role models to do everything from build rockets, design roller coasters, create mobile apps, extract...

County to partner with CCEDC on business survey

Chester County will partner with the Chester County Economic Development Council on a survey of the county’s businesses. The county commissioners, CCEDC leaders and other business leaders gathered Tuesday to announce the survey. First row (l-r) Malcolm Johnstone, Executive Director, West Chester Business Improvement District, Michelle Kichline, Chester County Commissioner, MaryFrances McGarrity,...

Business leaders get snapshot of county’s economy

CCEDC President and CEO, Gary W. Smith, unveils the organization’s annual report for FY15 at a recent breakfast for stakeholders. MALVERN – Almost 200 Chester County business leaders were briefed on planning for the continued business growth in the county by members of the at the organization’s annual stakeholders’ breakfast. “We have an outstanding business climate and a strong public/private...

Chester County recognized as 5th best county in U.S.

Chester County has been recognized as the fifth best county in the United States as a community “ideally positioned to attract modern investment and managed economic growth among all regions with a population greater than 500,000.”  The ranking was issued as part of the Fourth Economy Community (FEC) Index by national economic development consultants Fourth Economy Consulting. Communities...

Recruiting seminar for HR personnel, June 11

MALVERN — Hire One, an initiative of the Chester County Economic Development Council and the Greater Valley Forge Human Resource Association are hosting a seminar for HR professionals and company recruiters on the “New Era in Recruiting” on Wed. June 11, at the Drexel University LeBow College of Business Malvern Campus.       Send article as PDF    ...

Coatesville aims to pave path to renaissance

Ambitious free seminar will help area residents find jobs, start businesses By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times With redevelopment on the horizon, Coatesville officials say they are taking steps to ensure that area residents are well-prepared, including those who may be looking for a job, interested in launching a business, or hoping to expand one. Utilizing an ambitious, wide-ranging...

Jobs broker heralds seminar, partnership

County’s Hire One will offer free March 4 employment session in Exton Gary W. Smith (left), president and CEO of the Chester County Economic Development Council and Kevin Robins, CEO of the Midatlantic Employers’ Association, applaud their new partnership. Hire One, an initiative of the Chester County Economic Development Council, is announcing an employment seminar as well as a new...