Business Leaders Urged to Take Chester County Business Survey


By Michael Grigalonis

Dear Chester County Business Leaders,

We need your help. Every year, invaluable feedback from business leaders like you helps us make the right choices for the future of Chester County’s economy. But this year we’re finding many of you haven’t gotten around yet to the county-wide, comprehensive business survey called Take the Pulse. Your input is critical so I’m urging you to complete the brief survey this week.

Developed as part of VISTA 2025 and in partnership with the County Commissioners, the county’s ten chambers of commerce, key business leaders, educators, and non-profit executives, the Take the Pulse business survey asks you to express your views on a range of issues, from attracting talent to affordable housing. Analysis of the results is expected to provide new insight on workforce needs, transportation investments and factors influencing Chester County’s “Quality of Place.” All Chester County business decision makers are invited to take the online survey, which is available here only for a short time.

Now in its third year, Take the Pulse is administered by the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) with survey design, data management and analysis provided by West Chester University’s School of Business. CCEDC and the Chester County Board of Commissioners expect to release the results of Take the Pulse in July, benchmarking data to that gathered in 2016 and 2017 and identifying initiatives needed to enhance the county’s economic well-being. The Take the Pulse business survey is a key component of VISTA2025, Chester County’s ten-year economic development strategy designed to strengthen the economic health of the county.

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Please take 10 minutes for the “Take the Pulse” survey right here. Your collaboration is what keeps Chester County on top.

The Chester County Economic Development Council is a private, non-profit economic development organization promoting smart growth in Chester County and the surrounding region for more than 50 years. The CCEDC provides proven financing solutions, cultivates workforce talent, leverages business partnerships, and fosters entrepreneurial collaboration. With the support of the private and public sectors, CCEDC initiates, implements and innovates programs that improve the business community and enhance the quality of life in Chester County. For more information, visit

Take the Pulse is a key component of VISTA 2025, a public-private partnership between the County of Chester and the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) focused on creating and implementing a 10-year economic development strategy for the county. Implementation of the strategy is a collaborative effort involving the CCEDC, the Chester County Commissioners, Chambers of Commerce, key county business leaders, educators and non-profit executives. For more information on Vista 2025, see For information on Chester County, see For more information on the Chester County Economic Development Council, see


Michael Grigalonis is the Chief Operating Officer and the Executive Vice President of the Chester County Economic Development Council. The CCEDC promotes a competitive edge for existing and new businesses by providing proven financial solutions, cultivating workforce talent, leveraging business partnerships, and fostering entrepreneurial collaboration. To contact him, e-mail

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