New Businesses

Historic Kennett Square loves helping

new businesses come to Kennett Square!


We are happy to answer questions by phone, in person or by e-mail.

Please use these resources on our website to help launch

your new business in our town:


Future Kennett Square Business Owners:

Welcome to Historic Kennett Square, Pennsylvania!

Our town, situated in the picturesque Brandywine Valley in southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, is exactly one square mile, 25 miles southwest of Philadelphia and 20 miles northwest of Wilmington. It is close enough to large cities to attract the sophisticated and affluent tourist, yet is a small-town destination in the Chester County.

Kennett Square, known affectionately as the Mushroom Capitol of the World (Kennett Square produces 40% of the nation’s mushroom crop), is the home of numerous festivals, parades, and special events throughout the year, all crafted not only to raise community pride for Kennett Square’s residents but to attract thousands of visitors and consumers to the town. From the Mushroom Festival and the Microbrew Festival to the Holiday Tree Lighting and Historic Homes Candlelight Tour, and from the Kennett Run to the First-Fridays and Murder- Mystery Art Strolls, Kennett Square offers something for everyone. Located only three miles from Kennett Square, world-renowned Longwood Gardens benefits from a steady flow of visitors. Additionally, Kennett Square thrives from its diverse population numbering approximately 6,000 for the Borough and 15,000 for the surrounding area.

The town offers business owners opportunities for frequent visitors, population base with an average household income more than $20,000 above the national average and assistance in all facets of opening a business. This assistance includes helping a new business find the perfect office/retail space, ensuring compliance with any applicable building codes and offering businesses cooperative advertising and marketing opportunities. The Borough provides business owners’ support and networking systems such as the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce, the Historic Kennett Square organization, and the offices of the Borough of Kennett Square. In addition, the local Kennett Square government, including the Borough Council, Borough Manager and Mayor, are all committed to making Kennett Square business-friendly.

The town of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania welcomes you and your business. We are confident that you will find our town not only beautiful and friendly but supportive of your business needs. As the smallest town with its own symphony (which is supported by the Kennett Square community), we understand that it takes a community to make a business successful, and we want to make your business another success story in Kennett Square.

For Demographic Information, space availability and business information assistance, contact:

Bo Wright
Historic Kennett Square
Phone: 610-444-8188