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"Chester Pennsylvania, Looking to Grow" - Business View Magazine's November 2017 interview with Drake Nakaishi, Executive Director of the Chester Economic Development Authority (part of their series on American cities).  READ ARTICLE

Springfield Pasta - Springfield Pasta, a family business that dates back over 100 years has moved their production to Chester.  READ ARTICLE

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2017 Cabela Fishing Tournament

The 2017 Cabela King Kat Fishing Tournament and Kid's Rodeo was held June 24.  Many thanks to the participants and sponsors for a great day on the Chester waterfront! Watch Video

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The following are lists of properties owned by the Chester Economic Development Authority (CEDA) and the Chester Redevelopment Authority (CRA):

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If you are interested in any of these properties, please fill out the Real Estate Information Request Form and send it electronically to DN@ceda.cc

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Dollar General Opens in Chester

(CHESTER, PA) – On Saturday, November 12, 2016, Dollar General opened its new location in the City of Chester, along Avenue of the States in the city’s downtown area. Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland and his wife Suzie attended the grand opening and participated in an official ribbon cutting to signify the store’s opening.

As the City of Chester moves to revitalize the downtown area, city officials are encouraged by Dollar General’s presence along a major artery, leading to City Hall. “This nationwide chain store is one of many economic development efforts coming to fruition for our city,” said Kirkland. “Our goal is to bring businesses here that will be sustainable for our residents and offer opportunities for our community to be redeveloped and thus prosper.” Drake Nakaishi, Executive Director of the Chester Economic Development Authority (CEDA), echoed the Mayor’s sentiments and highlighted opportunities that would benefit both the city and its residents. “We want to welcome Dollar General to Chester and look forward to a great partnership by providing our residents convenience and value and by adding more local jobs within the city,” stated Nakaishi. “A second store is tentatively slated to open along Highland Avenue in 2017.”

Dollar General Corporation has been in business for over 75 years. The store has over 13,000 locations in 43 states and employs approximately 119,000 employees. Each location is expected to employ approximately 6-10 employees and is one of the nation’s fastest growing retailers.

Dollar General Corporation is involved in the communities it serves and is an ardent supporter of literacy and education through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation-which awards approximately $12 million each year to nonprofit organizations, schools and libraries within a 20 mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center.

At the cash register of each Dollar General store, customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or earn their General Education Diploma (GED) can pick up a brochure with a postage-paid rely card that can be mailed in for a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $120 million in grants to nonprofit organizations helping more than 7.3 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued educations. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.com.