SCCCC supports and promotes business and economic development in the region. Southern Chester County, a semi-rural and major mushroom-producing region, is situated in the southeastern tier of the state, bordered on the south by Maryland and Delaware. SCCCC draws its 500+ member businesses from all communities within our services area and beyond. Kennett Square, nestled 35 miles southwest of Philadelphia, and just over the Delaware and Maryland borders, is the largest borough in Southern Chester County, and home to our Chamber. Sitting on the crossroads of Old Route One (in an east-west direction) and Route 82 (in a south-north direction), from this point south, the Chamber’s service territory encompasses 17 municipalities, townships and boroughs and three school districts - Avon Grove, Kennett and Unionville-Chadds Ford.
The County maintains its rural feel with 1,918 farms on 168,165 acres of farmland, according to the 2002 U.S. Census of Agriculture. Mushrooms are our chief agricultural product. Other important products include tobacco, corn, grain, dairy products, orchard crops, poultry and livestock. The area also boasts a flourishing nursery and greenhouse industry. These products all contribute to Chester County’s significant agricultural revenue of $333 million annually. Farming and horticultural production have been the major industries in our region, however, today service sector industries such as light assembly, retail stores and professional services are equally as important to the local economy.
The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce serves as a recognized leader for business advocacy. Our members represent the region’s influential business leaders and professionals; entrepreneurs; managers; mid and small business owners; young professionals; media personalities; educators; and political figures.
The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce seeks to strengthen, support and promote business and economic development in the southern Chester County region. Through growth and development of its membership, relevant and timely programming, educational opportunities and professional development, and business advocacy efforts, the SCCCC provides a means for communication among appointed and elected officials and regional business leaders, and fosters community spirit.
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