What is PAID, Inc.?

Pottstown Area Industrial Development, Inc. (PAID) is a 501c(3) non-profit corporation originally formed in 1965 to promote commercial and industrial development in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

Over the decades, PAID’s activities included development and sale of the 32 lot industrial complex known as the Pottstown Airport Business Campus, as well as the acquisition and resale of downtown commercial and retail properties for redevelopment. In 2010, based on recommendations contained in a 2009 Urban Land Institute report, the Borough of Pottstown, Pottstown School District, and Montgomery County Redevelopment Authority formed a partnership to reorganize PAID for the purpose of coordinating efforts and establishing economic development priorities in Pottstown.

Today PAID is the primary economic development driver for Pottstown. Our efforts are guided, in large part, by three planning documents that may be downloaded here.

Pottstown Economic Development Strategic Plan
Urban Land Institute Advisory Services Panel Report
Heritage Action Plan

The corporation is governed by a Board of Directors with a full time Executive Director reporting to the board.

PAID's mission is to develop, coordinate and implement an overall economic development strategy for the Borough of Pottstown designed to stimulate investment which will maintain and enhance the tax base; retain and create job opportunities; and restore and utilize or remove under-utilized buildings.

PAID provides services to businesses and organizations seeking to invest, expand or relocate including assistance with site selection, commercial and industrial real estate development and redevelopment, financing, and workforce development. Explore our website to learn more or contact us.

PAID is developing, coordinating and implementing an economic development strategy that will stimulate investment and sustainable growth.