Starting a Business

The Borough of Pottstown is pleased to offer quality services to new and expanding businesses. Whether relocating, considering a new business venture, or expanding into the Borough, we are here to help guide you through the process. 

Contact us to discuss your plans, coordinate a meeting, and assist you with questions relating to economic incentives, zoning, building permits, utilities, (water, sewer, gas, electric), transportation, infrastructure, site selection, and land development. The Borough works in cooperation with the following organizations to provide additional tools, resources, and assistance to businesses in various stages of development. 

Pottstown Area Economic Development Inc. (PAED)

PAED is a 501c(3) non-profit dedicated to developing, coordinating, and implementing an overall economic development strategy for the Borough of Pottstown designed to stimulate investment which will maintain and enhance the tax base; retain and create job opportunities; and restore and utilize or remove under-utilized buildings. 

Tri-County Area Chamber of Commerce (TCACC)

TCACC, the tri-county region's business advocate since 1927, is a membership-based organization serving nearly 500 businesses in southeastern Berks, western Montgomery, and northern Chester Counties, as well as along the Route 422 Corridor. Located in the heart of downtown Pottstown at 152 East High Street, the Chamber's mission is to provide relevant membership services and proactive leadership to enhance economic opportunity and quality of life within our region. For more details, visit the Tri-County Area Chamber of Commerce website.

Tri-County Score

SCORE, the nation’s largest volunteer business counseling service, is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping provide tools to emerging and existing businesses. Founded in 1964, SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Redevelopment Authority of Montgomery County

Established in 1958 as an independent governmental agency under Pennsylvania law by the Montgomery County Commissioners, the Redevelopment Authority's principal purposes are assisting the County's townships and boroughs in stimulating economic revitalization, with resultant improvements in employment, infrastructure, services, tax ratables, and aiding in the provision of affordable housing. The Redevelopment Authority of Montgomery County and the Borough work closely on compatible projects geared towards economic growth and sustainability.