Economic Development

The Borough of Pottstown welcomes new and expanding businesses to operate and grow in our community. Located in western Montgomery County, along the Schuylkill River, the Borough is striving to create an environment that encourages all residents, businesses, and organizations to advance and thrive. Pottstown has a rich history, vibrant culture, and evokes a traditional town character through its notable architecture, tree lined streets, and charming downtown business district.

The Borough believes that excellent and accessible schools, expanding employment opportunities, growing our business infrastructure, celebrating our distinctive cultural, recreational, and natural amenities, enhancing public safety, and effectively cooperating with the public and private sector to form new partnerships, we will build a brighter economic future for the Borough of Pottstown.

The Borough offers many services to help assist businesses with development opportunities. In cooperation with Pottstown Area Economic Development Inc., (PAED), the Borough is implementing an economic strategic plan that focuses on job creation, commercial and industrial redevelopment, heritage tourism, arts and culture, inspiring residents and visitors to work, live, and visit in the Borough of Pottstown.

LERTA Application (PDF)

LERTA Procedures to Apply (PDF)

Montco 2040: A Shared Vision (PDF)

Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Comprehensive Plan 2015 (PDF)

Pottstown Comprehensive Plan 2014 (PDF)

Economic Development Strategic Plan 2008 (PDF)

Economic Development Strategic Plan 2008 Maps (PDF)

Keystone Employment & Economic Specific Plan (KEEP) (PDF) (Adopted 1-14-19)

Urban Land Institute 2009 Report (PDF)

Heritage Action Plan 2011 (PDF)

Sustainability Plan for Pottstown (PDF)

PAED, Pottstown Area Economic Development 

Pottstown Area Economic Development, Inc. (PAED) is a 501c(3) non-profit corporation originally formed in 1965, as Pottstown area Industrial Development, Inc. (PAID) to promote commercial and industrial development in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. 

Over the decades, PAID's activities included development and sale of the 32 lot industrial complex known as the Pottstown Airport Business Campus, as well as the acquisition and resale of downtown commercial and retail properties for redevelopment. In 2010, based on recommendations contained in a 2009 Urban Land Institute report, the Borough of Pottstown, Pottstown School District, and Montgomery County Redevelopment Authority formed a partnership to reorganize PAID (now PAED) for the purpose of coordinating efforts and establishing economic development priorities in Pottstown. The corporation is governed by a Board of Directors with a full time Executive Director reporting to the Board.

PAED is developing, coordinating, and implementing an economic development strategy that will stimulate investment and sustainable growth in Pottstown, PA. PAED provides services to businesses and organizations seeking to invest, expand, or relocated including assistance with site selection, commercial and industrial real estate development, redevelopment, access to resources, and workforce development. 

For more information, visit PAED or call Peggy Lee-Clark, Executive Director, at 610-326-2900.