Doing Business in Coatesville

Providing Businesses with support

When embarking on a new business venture in Coatesville, it’s essential to be well-informed about various factors that can contribute to your success. Coatesville offers a range of resources and opportunities for entrepreneurs and businesses to thrive.

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Doing Business in Coatesville

When embarking on a new business venture in Coatesville, it’s essential to be well-informed about various factors that can contribute to your success. Coatesville offers a range of resources and opportunities for entrepreneurs and businesses to thrive.

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Hello, to our New Businesses Owners, Contractors, and Vendors!

With its commitment to economic development, Coatesville is an ideal destination for those looking to invest, grow, and succeed in their business ventures. If you already have a business, or are looking to start a new one, we provide a range of events, resources, and support services to help entrepreneurs navigate the process of growing a business, accessing funding, and connecting with key stakeholders.

Special Events and Pop-Ups

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The ACE Forum


The ACE Forum was created to provide a city-wide and regional snap shot of the emerging economic projects that are transforming Coatesville and the greater region. We have assembled like-minded economic and social development professionals to give attendees a better understanding of the greater Coatesville area through data mining, growth indicators, development trends, creative approaches to entrepreneurship, innovation districts, investor confidence, and the impact of a hybrid workforce.

What you need to know to operate your business

All forms are available under the codes/forms tab. Additionally, you can view the permits and licensing tab on the City’s website; Time frames for approval and feedback may vary. It is recommended that anyone wishing to open a new business meet with the City Codes/Zoning officials prior to submitting an initial application. For more information, contact 610-384-0300.

Business Development Resources

2nd Century Alliance


The 2nd Century Alliance is a dynamic public/private partnership focused on driving economic development in our community. Our organization is funded through a collaborative effort between local government agencies and private sector contributions. Together, we work tirelessly to stimulate growth, attract investments, and create opportunities for businesses and individuals in our region. Through strategic planning, innovative initiatives, and strong partnerships, we aim to build a thriving and prosperous future for our community. Join us in shaping the economic landscape of our city and unlocking the potential for a prosperous second century.



Chester County Economic Development Council


CCEDC is a non-profit organization dedicated to education and economic development. Our services are designed to support business growth and retention, with a focus on entrepreneurs, small businesses, and minority/women-owned businesses. Through our initiatives, we aim to foster workforce development and make a positive impact in Chester County. Our areas of focus include STEM innovation for youth, micro lending, providing technical assistance to entrepreneurs, and exploring opportunities in agriculture. Scroll down for more information on each of these areas.



SCORE (Chester County)


SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer business mentors, is committed to supporting small businesses at every stage of their journey. As a nonprofit organization, our mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and educational workshops. Our team of expert mentors offers area-specific advice on financing, human resources, and business planning at no cost through email, telephone, and video consultations. We provide ongoing support by meeting with our clients regularly to ensure their success. In addition, SCORE offers a comprehensive range of services including training, webinars, online workshops, on-demand courses, and a library of valuable online resources. We are dedicated to helping small businesses plan, launch, manage, and grow effectively.



Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) are a statewide, nationally accredited program offering top-notch consulting, training, and information resources to empower both new and existing businesses. This program is a dynamic public-private partnership involving the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, and 18 universities and colleges throughout the Commonwealth. With a mission to equip entrepreneurs and small business owners with the knowledge to thrive, the SBDC network consists of 18 university and college-based centers and over 90 outreach locations, operating under the lead office at Kutztown University. The Pennsylvania SBDC provides comprehensive consulting services and educational programs for aspiring and established entrepreneurs seeking to start or expand their small businesses.


Economic Development Resources

From business development programs to networking events, the city is committed to fostering a vibrant business community.

Explore a wide range of exciting RFP and RFQ opportunities that are regularly posted by the city. These opportunities encompass various projects and initiatives, offering you a chance to contribute to the growth and development of Coatesville. Stay informed and engaged by regularly checking for new postings and seize the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in our community.

Get your Pennsylvania business up and running smoothly with our supportive resources. This resource will guide you through registration and licensing with state agencies, such as the Department of State, Revenue, and Labor and Industry.

Landlords and Rental Properties

For landlords and property owners, the City of Coatesville Coatesville offers a comprehensive set of resources to assist you with codes, permits, and licensing. Our website provides all the necessary information to ensure compliance with regulations and maintain your properties in optimal condition. We are committed to supporting your success as landlords, and we encourage you to explore our resources and contact us if you require any further assistance.

Community Development Partners

  • 2nd Century Alliance

  • Chester County

  • Chester County Planning Commission

  • Department of Community & Economic Development

  • Keystone Communities Program

  • Natural Lands

  • PA American Water

  • PECO

  • PennDOT Multimodal Transportation Fund

  • Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

  • Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program

  • The Alliance for Health Equity

  • Voices Underground

Business Funding and Financial Support

Business funding is offered with Chester County Economic Development Council which also provides opportunities to apply for grants here; or with apply for ChesCo grants on the Chester County website. Additionally, these sponsors have offered consistent dedicated support to our business and community.

News and Other City Events

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