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.

Municipality

School District Name

Municipal Millage 2019

School District Millage 2018-2019

County Millage 2019

County Community College Millage 2019

Combined Real Estate Millage 2019

Abington Township

Abington School District

4.443

31.77

3.459

0.39

40.062

Ambler Borough

Wissahickon School District

7.36

20.02

3.459

0.39

31.229

Bridgeport Borough

Upper Merion School District

12.23

19.89

3.459

0.39

35.969

Bryn Athyn Borough

Bryn Athyn School District

10.876

0

3.459

0.39

14.725

Cheltenham Township

Cheltenham School District

9.1785

47.0539

3.459

0.39

60.0814

Collegeville Borough

Perkiomen Valley School District

4.9

33.23

3.459

0.39

41.979

Conshohocken Borough

Colonial School District

3.5

21.917

3.459

0.39

29.266

Douglass Township

Boyertown Area School District

2.3

26.37

3.459

0.39

30.219

East Greenville Borough

Upper Perkiomen School District

6.25

24.5407

3.459

0.39

34.6397

East Norriton Township

Norristown Area School District

2.727

36.919

3.459

0.39

43.495

Franconia Township

Souderton Area School District

1.979

29.6201

3.459

0.39

35.4481

Green Lane Borough

Upper Perkiomen School District

2

24.5407

3.459

0.39

30.3897

Hatboro Borough

Hatboro-Horsham School District

9.239

28.802

3.459

0.39

41.89

Hatfield Borough

North Penn School Distict

2

25.509

3.459

0.39

31.358

Hatfield Township

North Penn School Distict

5.221

25.509

3.459

0.39

34.579

Horsham Township

Hatboro-Horsham School District

1.2

28.802

3.459

0.39

33.851

Jenkintown Borough

Jenkintown School District

8.153

41.2672

3.459

0.39

53.2692

Lansdale Borough

North Penn School Distict

5.5

25.509

3.459

0.39

34.858

Limerick Township

Spring-Ford Area School District

2.593

26.8599

3.459

0.39

33.3019

Lower Merion Township

Lower Merion School District

4.19

28.7477

3.459

0.39

36.7867

Lower Moreland Township

Lower Moreland Township School District

4.803

35.1906

3.459

0.39

43.8426

Lower Pottsgrove Township

Pottsgrove School District

3.618

37.863

3.459

0.39

45.33

Lower Providence Township

Methacton School District

2.087

30.0431

3.459

0.39

35.9791

Lower Salford Township

Souderton Area School District

2.689

29.6201

3.459

0.39

36.1581

Lower Frederick Township

Perkiomen Valley School District

2.415

33.23

3.459

0.39

39.494

Lower Gwynedd Township

Wissahickon School District

1.223

20.02

3.459

0.39

25.092

Marlborough Township

Upper Perkiomen School District

2.25

24.5407

3.459

0.39

30.6397

Montgomery Township

North Penn School Distict

1.49

25.509

3.459

0.39

30.848

Narberth Borough

Lower Merion School District

9.71

28.7477

3.459

0.39

42.3067

New Hanover Township

Boyertown Area School District

1.587

26.37

3.459

0.39

30.219

Norristown Borough

Norristown Area School District

14.7

36.919

3.459

0.39

55.468

North Wales Borough

North Penn School Distict

5.001

25.509

3.459

0.39

34.359

Pennsburg Borough

Upper Perkiomen School District

7.225

24.5407

3.459

0.39

35.6147

Perkiomen Township

Perkiomen Valley School District

0.62

33.23

3.459

0.39

37.699

Plymouth Township

Colonial School District

2.16

21.917

3.459

0.39

27.926

Pottstown Borough

Pottstown School District

12.675

40.626

3.459

0.39

57.15

Red Hill Borough

Upper Perkiomen School District

2.7

24.5407

3.459

0.39

31.0897

Rockledge Borough

Abington School District

7.35

31.77

3.459

0.39

42.969

Royersford Borough

Spring-Ford Area School District

9.45

26.8599

3.459

0.39

40.1589

Salford Township

Souderton Area School District

1.4

29.6201

3.459

0.39

34.8691

Schwenksville Borough

Perkiomen Valley School District

5.94

33.23

3.459

0.39

43.019

Skippack Township

Perkiomen Valley School District

0.32

33.23

3.459

0.39

37.399

Souderton Borough

Souderton Area School District

5.78

29.6201

3.459

0.39

39.2491

Springfield Township

Springfield Township School District

4.441

33.0654

3.459

0.39

41.3554

Telford Borough

Souderton Area School District

6.04

29.6201

3.459

0.39

39.5091

Towamencin Township

North Penn School Distict

3.808

25.509

3.459

0.39

33.166

Trappe Borough

Perkiomen Valley School District

0.47

33.23

3.459

0.39

37.549

Upper Dublin Township

Upper Dublin School District

5.846

33.6826

3.459

0.39

43.3776

Upper Frederick Township

Boyertown Area School District

1.62

26.37

3.459

0.39

30.219

Upper Gwynedd Township

North Penn School Distict

2.041

25.509

3.459

0.39

31.399

Upper Hanover Township

Upper Perkiomen School District

1.45

24.5407

3.459

0.39

29.8397

Upper Merion Township

Upper Merion School District

2.159

19.89

3.459

0.39

25.898

Upper Moreland Township

Upper Moreland Township School District

5.269

30.8598

3.459

0.39

39.9778

Upper Pottsgrove Township

Pottsgrove School District

4

37.863

3.459

0.39

45.712

Upper Providence Township

Spring-Ford Area School District

1.2

26.8599

3.459

0.39

31.9089

Upper Salford Township

Souderton Area School District

1.5

29.6201

3.459

0.39

34.9691

West Conshohocken Borough

Upper Merion School District

1.18

19.89

3.459

0.39

24.919

West Norriton Township

Norristown Area School District

4.475

36.919

3.459

0.39

45.243

West Pottsgrove Township

Pottsgrove School District

2.5

37.863

3.459

0.39

44.212

Whitemarsh Township

Colonial School District

2.0379

21.917

3.459

0.39

27.8039

Whitpain Township

Wissahickon School District

3.2

20.02

3.459

0.39

27.069

Worcester Township

Methacton School District

0.05

30.0431

3.459

0.39

33.9421

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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