Kennett Square and Kennett Township have decided to join forces to promote growth locally by jointly hiring a new director of economic development, writes Fran Maye for the Daily Local News.
The new director of economic development will report to Mary Hutchins, executive director of Historic Kennett Square.
The new director will be paid $100,000 per year with the cost split equally between Kennett Square and Kennett Township. But this has proved controversial as some Kennett Square officials feel it is unfair as Kennett Township is significantly larger.
The decision looks to capitalize on the results of last year’s $60,000 economic development study by 4Ward Planning and RBA Association. This focused on six areas within Kennett Square and Kennett Township that could drive local economic growth for years to come.
Read more about the partnership between Kennett Square and Kennett Township in the Daily Local News here.