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

It is the mission of the individuals committed to the Route 1 EDI effort to promote a region that provides jobs, expands its tax base and invests in business districts. The aim is also to:

  • Invite commerce and development, while protecting open space, the agricultural base and picturesque landscapes
  • Attract new businesses, keeping the existing ones and maintaining the pastoral landscapes

The group of passionate and committed volunteers is governed by a Steering Committee whose objectives support the growth and development of a strong and vibrant economy.

Route 1 EDI Steering Committee Co-Chairs

Co-Chairman James Turner, Chester Water Authority
The Tri-M Group, LLC

Co-Chairman, Terence Farrell
Chester County Commissioner

Route 1 EDI Subcommittees

Branding and Marketing Communications
Cheryl Kuhn, Co-Chairman (SCCCC)
Eric Stretch, Co-Chairman (First Liberty Partners)

Economic Development Subcommittee
Bob Norris, Chairman

Housing Subcommittee
Daria Payne Chairman (Dansko, Inc.)

Infrastructure Subcommittee
Bill Hostetter, Co-Chairman (Hostetter Grain)

Land Development and Municipal Coordination Subcommittee
Dennis Melton, Chairman (Melton Architects)

Land Preservation/Open Space Subcommittee
Peter Kjellerup (Dansko, Inc.)

Transportation Subcommittee
Tim Phelps, Co-Chairman (TMACC)