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 Industrial Development Inc. (PAID)

PAID is a 501c(3) non-profit corporation originally formed in 1965 to promote commercial and industrial development in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Through a collaborative and focused reorganization, today PAID is the primary economic development driver for Pottstown. 

PAID's mission is to develop, coordinate and implement 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. For more information, visit the Pottstown Area Industrial Development website.

Pottstown Downtown Improvement District Authority (PDIDA)

PDIDA's mission is to preserve and enhance the downtown business district within the Borough of Pottstown. PDIDA focuses on activities and events to market and attract new businesses, as well as support existing merchants in the downtown district on High Street from Evans Street to York Street and businesses on Charlotte and Hanover Streets, just north and south of High Street.

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.

Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC)

The MCEDC was founded to serve as the administrator for business loan programs offered by the County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. There are a variety of financing options, programs, and assistance available for industries looking to start up, expand, and grow in Montgomery County. Learn more on the MCEDC website.

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.

Montgomery County Department of Commerce

Montgomery County's Department of Commerce helps citizens and employers in Montgomery County reach their economic potential. The Department administers a variety of programs focused on workforce development, business assistance, and can connect you with partners, services, and organizations to help strengthen your business.