Chester

Located just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Charlotte and surrounding suburbs, Chester County offers businesses, residents and visitors a chance to get away from it all, while maintaining easy access to the rest of the world. While that may sound like an overstatement, consider that we’re just 45 minutes from Charlotte Douglas International—the nation’s 6th busiest airport—offering multiple daily departures to global hubs of business. That, plus easy Interstate access all the way to the Deepwater Port of Charleston, SC, truly does provide global access.

In addition to the many assets that make Chester County a great location for business, there are just as many—maybe more—that make our community a great place to live. From state parks to national wildlife refuges, our county has tens of thousands of acres of open space to get out and enjoy nature. Additionally you’ll find museums, theaters, shopping and dining options that you’re not likely to find elsewhere. All of this—plus so much more—combines to make a great place to call home.

For more information about living, working or doing business in Chester County, please visit Chester County Economic Development


Population Growth

 POP 2013Est. POP 2018% Growth ('13-'18)
Chester County
32,578 34,300 5.3%


Per Capita Income Growth (2000 - 2013)

 PCI (2000)PCI (2013)% Growth ('00-'13)
Chester County $20,256 $30,188 49.03%


Labor Force & Educational Attainment

 Labor ForceHigh School Graduate4-year degree or higher
Chester County 14,814 77% 11%


Retail Sales

 Retail Sales
Chester County $760,142,213


Employment Facts By Industry Sector

Industry Sector# of Workers% EmploymentAvg Weekly Wage
Ag, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting
70 1.1% $853
Construction
390 6.3% $825
Manufacturing
2,268 36.6% $1,001
Wholesale Trade
530 8.6% $784
Retail Trade
859 13.9% $392
Transportation and Warehousing
324 5.2% $693
Finance and Insurance
151 2.4% $712
Real Estate, and Rental and Leasing
17 0.3% $723
Professional and Technical Services
106 1.7% $800
Administrative and Waste Services
54 0.9% $531
Health Care and Social Assistance
554 8.9% $734
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
48 0.8% $720
Accommodation and Food Service
616 9.9% $243
Other Services except Public Admin
209 3.4% $474


Major Employers - Private

Company Name# of EmployeesIndustry
Boral Stone Products
250+ Non-metallic minerals, construction
Chester Wood Products
250+ Wood and paper products
Guardian Industries
250+ Composites & Advanced materials
Sun Fibers, LLC 190+ Composites & Advanced materials
ATI Allvac
100+ Aerospace & Aviation
Haddon House Food Products
100+ Food Processing
OMNOVA Solutions
100+ Chemicals, Plastics & Rubber
PPG Industries
100+ Composites & Advanced materials
TDY Industries
100+ Metal Products