HotelsWCWest Chester Borough
401 East Gay Street
West Chester, PA 19380

Dear XXXX:

As the main voice of our business community, the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce and our members are committed to the economic vitality and quality of life in West Chester and the surrounding region.

Because of this, the Chamber is contacting you in support of the development of high-quality lodging in the West Chester Borough, as well as the surrounding region. This type of development in our region will help create jobs and strengthen the retail and hometown environment.

As you can see from the study by the Business Improvement District, Hotel development will have a direct impact on our member businesses that depend on clientele not only being drawn to the Greater West Chester Area, but also having the ability to stay here.

As you know, local legislation often has a far greater impact than federal or state legislation. This is especially true when pertaining to the economic vitality of a region. A thriving economy in Greater West Chester is of benefit to your constituents by providing increases to your tax base, the employment rate and the overall outstanding atmosphere of the borough.

Thus, given the numerous benefits the project offers to the 700 members of the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater West Chester community as a whole, the chamber encourages the borough and the Zukins to expeditiously resolve any outstanding issues that are a barrier to moving the project forward and to revitalizing the corner of Walnut and Gay Streets. If you would like to meet to discuss this further, I am more than willing to schedule myself and members of the Chambers Business Advocacy Committee.

Mark Yoder
President, Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce