Welcome to
Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Located on the Schuylkill River in western Montgomery
County, our vibrant community is home to approximately
22,000 residents. Within the Borough of Pottstown’s
5.5 sq. mi. you will find diverse, established neighborhoods
and institutions with well deserved reputations for innovation
and excellence including Montgomery County Community College,
The Hill School
, and Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Pottstown is the traditional urban center of a region consisting of eight municipalities with a combined population of over 79,000. Businesses large and small call Pottstown home – come join us.

Whether you are an existing Pottstown business considering an additional investment or a business operating elsewhere contemplating expansion or relocation, Pottstown presents unique business opportunities for downtown retail and office space as well as industrial operations.

Downtown Retail and Office Opportunities

Our classic downtown presents a tremendous opportunity for retail, service and office establishments. The central business district features historic architecture, walkable tree-lined streets and a growing list of shops, restaurants, arts and cultural organizations.

The business district is a regional commercial hub with a primary trade area drawing from three southeastern Pennsylvania counties – Montgomery, Chester, and Berks. Situated along the scenic Schuylkill River, the downtown is easily accessible from major highways including US 422 and PA 100. On street and off street parking is convenient and plentiful. The downtown is served by a municipally-owned Pottstown Area Rapid Transit (PART) bus system. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) provides commuter bus service for Pottstown to Norristown.

Pottstown is host to a variety of annual festivals and events that attract thousands of visitors to town including the BMX National Event, Classic Cars Shows, Schuylkill River Sojourn, Soap Box Derby, Volleyball Rumble, Summer Solstice/Dog Show, Carousel of Flavor, Open Doors, Schuylkill River Festival, Halloween Parade, Shiver on the River, Candlelight House Tour, and Hometown Holiday Celebration.

Financial assistance and incentives are available to businesses planning improvements to downtown buildings including:

  • Downtown Business Incentive Program providing eligible property owners and/or business tenants funding ranging from $15,000 - $200,000 per project for capital improvements to convert existing, vacant properties into active, occupied properties for business start-up and expansion within a defined area of the downtown
  • Façade Rehabilitation Program providing eligible applicants with grants or loans up to $7,500 to improve building facades within a defined area of the downtown

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Industrial Opportunities

Pottstown is an equally attractive location for industry. The community’s industrial history spans centuries and has produced an infrastructure that continues to make the borough a great location for conducting business in today’s global economy.  

Highway access, rail, water and sewer capacity, airports and a skilled industrial workforce are just some of the advantages Pottstown has to offer companies seeking to expand or establish heavy and light manufacturing, assembly, warehouse, or R&D operations.

Road Network The Borough of Pottstown is located about an hour drive northwest of Philadelphia at the U.S. Route 422 and PA Route 100 interchange in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The region is served by two expressways, four major arterials and four minor arterials.

Rail Freight Norfolk Southern is the owner of the Harrisburg Line, a Class 1 railroad running along the Schuylkill River through Pottstown. The rail line is double stack capable. Norfolk Southern has made a significant investment in new intermodal facilities in Pottstown.

Airports The Borough owns Pottstown Municipal Airport, a general service airport with a 2700 foot long runway. Nearby privately-owned Pottstown Limerick Airport has a 3400 foot long runway. Philadelphia International Airport is a one hour drive from Pottstown.

Utilities The capacity of Pottstown’s wastewater treatment plant was upgraded to 15.6 million gallons per day in 1992. The Pottstown Sewer Authority currently has a large capacity surplus. The Borough’s source of water is the Schuylkill River. The water treatment plant is permitted for 8 million gallons per day. The plant currently provides an average of 4 - 5 million gallons of treated water to area homes and business per day. PECO provides electric and gas services to borough businesses.

Workforce Pottstown offers easy access to a skilled workforce and workforce development services. The Pottstown Area Rapid Transit (PART) and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) bus systems serve the community's employment centers. The borough is home to Montgomery County Community College's West Campus and its Center for Workforce Development, a leading supplier of workforce development services.

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