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CCEDC’s location services have always stood at the intersection of workforce development and financing. Never has this been more true than during our 2022-2023 fiscal year, when helping businesses find and finance the right home in Chester County also meant attaining an enduring and thriving workforce — from entry-level to the c-suite — in high-priority industries including aviation, health care, technology, biopharma and manufacturing.

Key Regional Economic Development Projects

Exton Crossroads

Piasecki Aircraft Corporation

Sadsbury Township, PA

Piasecki Aircraft Corporation is an R&D business specializing in design, fabrication and flight testing of experimental rotorcraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for commercial and military use. Earlier this year, Piasecki acquired the former Sikorsky Heliplex facility in Coatesville, tripling its facility footprint and growing workforce from approximately 70 permanent full-time and part-time employees in Pennsylvania to over 400 employees. CCEDC’s support is enabling Piasecki to finance acquisition costs and renovations using a $2,500,000 RACP grant.

Cheyney Award

Purolite, an Ecolab Company

New Garden Township, PA

Purolite is a global leader in resin technology servicing the biopharma, health care, microelectronics and nuclear power industries. The company develops and produces purifying solutions to help customers produce high-quality biologics for chronic illnesses and disease. Repurposing an existing 168,000 square foot building in New Garden Township, creating 175 new jobs for Chester County, this facility will be the home of Purolite’s first U.S. Biologics Division and become the sixth manufacturing facility globally.

International Paper Company

West Sadsbury Township, PA

With CCEDC’s location and grant services, International Paper was awarded a $1,849,000 RACP grant in Fall 2022 to help complete a high-quality roofing remodel on the 420,000 square foot building formerly known as the Quebecor/Quad Graphics facility on Lower Valley Road. This location will be the first state-of-the-art box plant constructed by International Paper in more than thirty (30) years. This box plant manufacturing facility allows IP to expand its footprint into the northeast United States, near large population centers and packaging needs. More than 150 new jobs are expected to be created.

Cheyney Award

Edlon Inc. – A GMM Pfaudler Company

Borough of Avondale, PA

This plastic fabrication company has been located in Avondale since 1975, and was incorporated in the GMM Pfaudler family of businesses in 2020. They produce products that include loose and bonded non-stick liners, and dual laminated equipment utilizing a proprietary welding technology for the chemical, nuclear, paper, energy and biotechnology industries. CCEDC was able to assist Edlon when they needed to expand their production of liners for the semiconductor industry, finding additional space that suited their needs at the Highlands Corporate Center, in Coatesville.

Spanning the County

CCEDC’s location assistance and development initiatives include 20 projects spanning Chester County and one in Philadelphia. Some are easily recognizable, as you explore the map below. Others are Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grants that fund infrastructure and construction projects that drive industry expansion and job growth.

Hover over the markers below to learn more about projects spanning Chester County.

Financing the Future
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