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 Industrial Development Inc., (PAID), 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 play 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)

PAID, Incorporated

In 2009, an Urban Land Institute Study (ULI) determined that Pottstown needed a nonpartisan organization to oversee the borough's economic development plan. Reorganized under a memorandum of understanding (MOU), between the Borough of Pottstown, Pottstown School District, and Montgomery County Redevelopment Authority, the new PAID, Inc. has become that economic development driver for Pottstown.

PAID provides services to businesses and organizations seeking to invest, expand or relocate in Pottstown including assistance with site selection, commercial and industrial real estate development and redevelopment, financing, and workforce development.

PAID, Inc. is governed by a 15-member board of directors and is administered by an executive director.

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

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