Delaware County Commerce Center

The Delaware County Commerce Center is a centralized location for all economic development in Delaware County. This award-winning agency operates as an umbrella organization for the administration of various economic development boards and authorities listed below.

Delaware County Economic Development Oversight Board (EDOB): Formed by Delaware County Council in 1990, the EDOB is charged with encouraging economic development in the county. This entity does so through facilitating the retention of existing companies, and assisting in the formation of and attraction of new businesses, contributing to the vitality of all economy within Delaware County. As well, it is the management authority for all of the other agencies under the Delaware County Commerce Center.

Delaware County Industrial Development Authority (IDA): The IDA is an authority established pursuant to the provisions of the Industrial and Commercial Development Authority Law, and the Economic Development Finance Law. It is organized for the purpose of encouraging economic growth and development within Delaware County. The IDA issues revenue bonds and notes for the financing of industrial and commercial projects through third party sources.

Delaware County Industrial Development Corporation (IDC): The primary function of the IDC is the promotion, encouragement and development of industrial and manufacturing enterprises in the county. It also acts as a conduit for low interest loans made available by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Industrial Development Authority for eligible businesses.

Delaware County Redevelopment Authority (RDA): The RDA acts as the vehicle for condemnation and development within the county. In certain circumstances, it has the power of eminent domain for private development. It also administers the county Brownfield’s pilot program.


2006 Community and Economic Development Award
Presented by the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce

2003 Large Economic Development Agency of the Year
Presented by the Pennsylvania Economic Developers Association

1996 National Economic Development Partnership Award for the Baldwin Towers Redevelopment Project
Presented by the National Council for Urban Economic Development