Economic Development and Opportunities

Future Projects: The Equity Health Center · Historic Train Station · Downtown Streetscaping · Future Projects: The Equity Health Center · Historic Train Station · Downtown Streetscaping · 

Active Projects: Coatesville Train Station · National Sports and Events Center · Downtown Revitalization · Train Station Parking Garage · Ash Park ·Active Projects: Coatesville Train Station · National Sports and Events Center · Downtown Revitalization · Train Station Parking Garage · Ash Park ·

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Doing Business in Coatesville

Explore the diverse neighborhoods and commercial areas to find the perfect location for your business, whether it’s leasing a storefront or investing in commercial space. Coatesville offers a range of resources and opportunities for entrepreneurs and businesses to thrive.

Economic Development Strategy

“Combined with our aggressive economic development activity including current and completed projects topping over $200 million dollars, we continue to improve our vision for a vibrant and healthy city with great businesses, new restaurants, outdoor events, and resources that meet the needs of our residents and stakeholders.”

James Logan, City Manager, Coatesville


The Codes Department


Our team enforces codes to ensure compliance with safety standards. We conduct thorough inspections to verify adherence to structural, electrical, plumbing, and fire safety codes. By upholding building codes, we promote community well-being and resilience. Whether you’re planning a construction project or renovation, we’re here to help meet the necessary code requirements.


Building Upkeep and Utilities


We understand the importance of reliable utilities for the growth and success of businesses. The city actively supports and prioritizes the availability of efficient and accessible utility services. Whether it’s electricity, water, wastewater, or solid waste management, we strive to provide reliable infrastructure and responsive customer service. With proper upkeep and maintenance, you can be confident that your business will have the necessary resources to thrive and grow.

Acquiring licenses and permits


Obtaining the necessary building permits and licenses is essential for ensuring compliance with local regulations and maintaining safety standards. The City of Coatesville provides efficient and streamlined processes for acquiring permits and licenses related to construction, renovations, and business operations. Our department assists with permit applications, conducts thorough reviews, and issues approved permits. We strive to facilitate responsible and compliant development while safeguarding the interests of both residents and businesses. Whether you are a contractor, homeowner, or business owner, our team is ready to assist you in navigating the permitting and licensing requirements.


Planning and Zoning


The City of Coatesville offers comprehensive planning and zoning services to promote orderly and sustainable development. Our dedicated team ensures that land use and development adhere to established regulations and zoning ordinances. By guiding and implementing effective planning strategies, we aim to create a well-designed and harmonious community that enhances the quality of life for residents and businesses. Whether you’re seeking information on zoning regulations, assistance with zoning applications, or guidance on land use planning, our knowledgeable staff is here to support you.


Economic Development Partnerships

The City of Coatesville collaborates with a strong network of economic development partners who share our vision for a thriving Coatesville. Together with our partners, we strive to foster a vibrant business environment, attract investment, and promote sustainable economic growth for the city. Through these strategic alliances, we create impactful initiatives and valuable resources to drive economic prosperity in our community.

Partners and Funding Opportunities

Development Opportunities and Projects

Revitalizing Downtown Coatesville

Coatesville is experiencing significant economic growth and development, with a focus on revitalizing the city’s businesses and neighborhoods. The community is working together to create new opportunities, attract investment, and build a thriving economy for the benefit of all residents.

Active Projects in Coatesville

Coatesville Redevelopment Authority

The Coatesville Redevelopment Authority is dedicated to making Coatesville better by improving neighborhoods and boosting local businesses. While ensuring that Coatesville remains a lively and vibrant city, the Redevelopment Authority focuses on promoting economic growth for commercial, industrial, and residential redevelopment. It’s mission is to eliminate blight and create a more prosperous future for Coatesville. Join us on this exciting journey as we work together to build a better and brighter Coatesville!

Economic Development News and Updates