Montgomery County

Review the Business Climate

How it's done

The business climate is the general economic environment that local businesses operate in. Reviewing and understanding the local business climate provides valuable insights about the economy, costs, risks, and incentives that may impact the success of your business. This activity will guide you to better understand the business climate in Montgomery County and help you answer the following fundamental questions.

What is the business climate in Montgomery County?

We have compiled the most important aspects of Montgomery County’s business climate as an interactive dashboard below. This dashboard provides valuable economic, resident, household, dwelling and development indicators that may influence the success of your business.

What costs and assistance should I know about?

Whether you have a new or existing business it is critical to be aware of costs, incentives and grants that impact your business. This dashboard provides you with a snapshot of the major costs of conducting business in Montgomery County and assistance available to Montgomery County businesses.

Montgomery County - Tax Rates by Municipality

Municipality

School District Name

Municipal Millage 2021

School District Millage    2020-2021

County Millage 2021

County Community College Millage 2021

Combined Real Estate Millage 2021

Abington Township

Abington

4.851

31.77

3.632

0.39

40.643

Ambler Borough

Wissahickon

7.86

21.12

3.632

0.39

33.002

Bridgeport Borough

Upper Merion

12.23

20.76

3.632

0.39

37.012

Bryn Athyn Borough

Bryn Athyn

10.876

0

3.632

0.39

14.898

Cheltenham

Township

Cheltenham

9.5695

49.5325

3.632

0.39

63.124

Collegeville Borough

Perkiomen Valley

 

5.2

 

34.51

 

3.632

 

0.39

 

43.732

Conshohocken

Borough

Colonial

4.5

23.364

3.632

0.39

31.886

Douglass Township

Boyertown Area

3

28.2

3.632

0.39

35.222

East Greenville

Borough

Upper Perkiomen

6.25

25.2278

3.632

0.39

35.4998

East Norriton

Township

Norristown Area

2.727

39.204

3.632

0.39

45.953

Franconia Township

Souderton Area

2.03

30.32

3.632

0.39

36.372

Green Lane

Borough

Upper Perkiomen

2

25.2278

3.632

0.39

31.2498

 

Hatboro Borough

Hatboro-Horsham

 

9.789

 

30.024

 

3.632

 

0.39

 

43.835

Hatfield Borough

North Penn

2.25

26.7742

3.632

0.39

33.0462

Hatfield Township

North Penn

5.221

26.7742

3.632

0.39

36.0172

 

Horsham Township

Hatboro-Horsham

 

1.3

 

30.024

 

3.632

 

0.39

 

35.346

Jenkintown Borough

Jenkintown

8.553

43.3043

3.632

0.39

55.8793

Lansdale Borough

North Penn

5.75

26.7742

3.632

0.39

36.5462

 

Limerick Township

Spring-Ford Area

 

2.593

 

28.1869

 

3.632

 

0.39

 

34.8019

Lower Frederick Township

Perkiomen Valley

 

2.82

 

34.51

 

3.632

 

0.39

 

41.352

Lower Gwynedd

Township

Wissahickon

1.223

21.12

3.632

0.39

26.365

Lower Merion

Township

Lower Merion

4.19

30.1734

3.632

0.39

38.3854

Lower Moreland Township

Lower Moreland Township

 

5.13

 

36.7205

 

3.632

 

0.39

 

45.8725

Lower Pottsgrove Township

Pottsgrove

 

3.868

 

38.102

 

3.632

 

0.39

 

45.992

Lower Providence Township

Methacton

 

2.3075

 

30.8534

 

3.632

 

0.39

 

37.1829

Lower Salford

Township

Souderton Area

2.689

30.32

3.632

0.39

37.031

Marlborough

Township

Upper Perkiomen

2.25

25.2278

3.632

0.39

31.4998

Montgomery

Township

North Penn

1.49

26.7742

3.632

0.39

32.2862

Narberth Borough

Lower Merion

9.865

30.1734

3.632

0.39

44.0604

New Hanover

Township

Boyertown Area

1.587

28.2

3.632

0.39

33.809

Norristown Borough

Norristown Area

16

39.204

3.632

0.39

59.226

North Wales

Borough

North Penn

5.501

26.7742

3.632

0.39

36.2972

Pennsburg Borough

Upper Perkiomen

7.225

25.2278

3.632

0.39

36.4748

Perkiomen Township

Perkiomen Valley

 

0.62

 

34.51

 

3.632

 

0.39

 

39.152

Plymouth Township

Colonial

2.42

23.364

3.632

0.39

29.806

Pottstown Borough

Pottstown

13.543

41.9667

3.632

0.39

59.5317

Red Hill Borough

Upper Perkiomen

2.7

25.2278

3.632

0.39

31.9498

Rockledge Borough

Abington

8.85

31.77

3.632

0.39

44.642

 

Royersford Borough

Spring-Ford Area

 

10.2

 

28.1869

 

3.632

 

0.39

 

42.4089

Salford Township

Souderton Area

1.4

30.32

3.632

0.39

35.742

Schwenksville Borough

Perkiomen Valley

 

7.4

 

34.51

 

3.632

 

0.39

 

45.932

 

Skippack Township

Perkiomen Valley

 

0.32

 

34.51

 

3.632

 

0.39

 

38.852

Souderton Borough

Souderton Area

5.95

30.32

3.632

0.39

40.292

Springfield Township

Springfield

Township

 

4.516

 

34.4687

 

3.632

 

0.39

 

43.0067

Telford Borough

Souderton Area

6.74

30.32

3.632

0.39

41.082

Towamencin

Township

North Penn

4.558

26.7742

3.632

0.39

35.3542

 

Trappe Borough

Perkiomen Valley

 

0.97

 

34.51

 

3.632

 

0.39

 

39.502

Upper Dublin

Township

Upper Dublin

6.142

35.2634

3.632

0.39

45.4274

Upper Frederick

Township

Boyertown Area

1.62

28.2

3.632

0.39

33.842

Upper Gwynedd

Township

North Penn

2.041

26.7742

3.632

0.39

32.8372

Upper Hanover

Township

Upper Perkiomen

1.45

25.2278

3.632

0.39

30.6998

Upper Merion

Township

Upper Merion

2.79

20.76

3.632

0.39

27.572

Upper Moreland Township

Upper Moreland Township

 

5.667

 

32.5816

 

3.632

 

0.39

 

42.2706

Upper Pottsgrove Township

Pottsgrove

 

4

 

38.102

 

3.632

 

0.39

 

46.124

Upper Providence Township

Spring-Ford Area

 

1.2

 

28.1869

 

3.632

 

0.39

 

33.4089

Upper Salford

Township

Souderton Area

1.5

30.32

3.632

0.39

35.842

West

Conshohocken Borough

Upper Merion

 

1.18

 

20.76

 

3.632

 

0.39

 

25.962

West Norriton

Township

Norristown Area

4.475

39.204

3.632

0.39

47.701

West Pottsgrove

Township

Pottsgrove

3

38.102

3.632

0.39

45.124

Whitemarsh

Township

Colonial

2.3633

23.364

3.632

0.39

29.7493

Whitpain Township

Wissahickon

3.2

21.12

3.632

0.39

28.342

Worcester

Township

Methacton

0.05

30.8534

3.632

0.39

34.9254

 

 

How do I use this information?

Having access to business climate statistics and information is one thing, but it's quite another to use data effectively and in a way that will benefit your business. This next section will help you do just that. Learn how to use this information to make better business decisions.

Monitor the local business climate

On-going assessment of the business climate is an essential part of operating a competitive business. In any business climate, there are numerous factors outside your control that will impact your business, both positively and negatively. The health of the economy impacts all businesses, but small businesses usually feel the effect of economic changes faster than big businesses. Improvements in the economy typically provide a rapid increase in new opportunities for small businesses, while an economic downturn can have a significant and prolonged negative impact.

Unfortunately, you can’t influence the economy, but you can monitor the business climate indicators provided above and then take the necessary actions to minimize risks to your business. Staying up to date with the business climate can also help you identify new opportunities that your business can take advantage of.

Know your costs

All industries are unique and incur different types of costs when starting or operating. Understanding these costs is essential when it comes to setting prices, budgeting and planning for growth or downturns. We’ve provided some of the local costs associated with taxes, development and labor that often get overlooked by businesses. There may be other municipal and state costs that apply to your business so we encourage you to contact us to find out more.

Where can I learn more about the business climate?

While we are providing you with a range of valuable information about the business climate, the fact is that there's much more available. In this section we provide you with links to other websites that will supplement our information and help to keep your finger on the pulse.

There may also be other municipal and state costs that apply to your business so we encourage you to contact us to find out more.

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