About the Route 1 Economic Development Initiative


The Route 1 Corridor stretches from Kennett Township to West Nottingham Township. Bounded by Route 1 to the north and the East Penn Railroad line to the south, this corridor includes 12 municipalities and 4 school districts.

It is the mission of the initiative to promote a region that provides jobs, expands it tax base and invests in business districts. The aim is also to attract commerce and development while protecting the region’s agricultural base and picturesque landscapes.

The initiative is driven by a group of passionate and committed volunteers and governed by a Steering Committee whose objectives reinforce one of the priority commitments outlined in the County’s strategic plan:

  • To support the growth and development of a strong and vibrant economy
  • To attract new businesses and keep existing ones
  • To maintain the pastoral landscape of Southern Chester County