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 2020 School District Millage 2019-2020 County Millage 2020 County Community College Millage 2020 Combined Real Estate Millage 2020
Abington Township Abington 4.851 31.77 3.459 0.39 40.47
Ambler Borough Wissahickon 7.86 20.59 3.459 0.39 32.299
Bridgeport Borough Upper Merion 12.23 20.34 3.459 0.39 36.419
Bryn Athyn Borough Bryn Athyn 10.876 0 3.459 0.39 14.725
Cheltenham Township Cheltenham 9.5695 48.2773 3.459 0.39 61.6958
Collegeville Borough Perkiomen Valley 5.2 33.72 3.459 0.39 42.769
Conshohocken Borough Colonial 4.5 22.772 3.459 0.39 31.121
Douglass Township Boyertown Area 2.6 27.33 3.459 0.39 33.779
East Greenville Borough Upper Perkiomen 6.25 25.2278 3.459 0.39 35.3268
East Norriton Township Norristown Area 2.727 37.952 3.459 0.39 44.528
Franconia Township Souderton Area 2.03 30.0495 3.459 0.39 35.9285
Green Lane Borough Upper Perkiomen 2 25.2278 3.459 0.39 31.0768
Hatboro Borough Hatboro-Horsham 9.789 29.464 3.459 0.39 43.102
Hatfield Borough North Penn 2 26.0957 3.459 0.39 31.9447
Hatfield Township North Penn 5.221 26.0957 3.459 0.39 35.1657
Horsham Township Hatboro-Horsham 1.2 29.464 3.459 0.39 34.513
Jenkintown Borough Jenkintown 8.553 42.2143 3.459 0.39 54.6163
Lansdale Borough North Penn 5.75 26.0957 3.459 0.39 35.6947
Limerick Township Spring-Ford Area 2.593 27.4777 3.459 0.39 33.9197
Lower Merion Township Lower Merion 4.19 29.4088 3.459 0.39 37.4478
Lower Moreland Township Lower Moreland Township 4.94 35.8576 3.459 0.39 44.6466
Lower Pottsgrove Township Pottsgrove 3.868 38.102 3.459 0.39 45.819
Lower Providence Township Methacton 2.087 30.3781 3.459 0.39 36.3141
Lower Salford Township Souderton Area 2.689 30.0495 3.459 0.39 36.5875
Lower Frederick Township Perkiomen Valley 2.82 33.72 3.459 0.39 40.389
Lower Gwynedd Township Wissahickon 1.223 20.59 3.459 0.39 25.662
Marlborough Township Upper Perkiomen 2.25 25.2278 3.459 0.39 31.3268
Montgomery Township North Penn 1.49 26.0957 3.459 0.39 31.4347
Narberth Borough Lower Merion 9.865 29.4088 3.459 0.39 43.1228
New Hanover Township Boyertown Area 1.587 27.33 3.459 0.39 32.766
Norristown Borough Norristown Area 15.7 37.952 3.459 0.39 57.501
North Wales Borough North Penn 5.001 26.0957 3.459 0.39 34.9457
Pennsburg Borough Upper Perkiomen 7.225 25.2278 3.459 0.39 36.3018
Perkiomen Township Perkiomen Valley 0.62 33.72 3.459 0.39 38.189
Plymouth Township Colonial 2.32 22.772 3.459 0.39 28.941
Pottstown Borough Pottstown 13.161 41.9667 3.459 0.39 58.9767
Red Hill Borough Upper Perkiomen 2.7 25.2278 3.459 0.39 31.7768
Rockledge Borough Abington 7.35 31.77 3.459 0.39 42.969
Royersford Borough Spring-Ford Area 10.2 27.4777 3.459 0.39 41.5267
Salford Township Souderton Area 1.4 30.0495 3.459 0.39 35.2985
Schwenksville Borough Perkiomen Valley 5.94 33.72 3.459 0.39 43.509
Skippack Township Perkiomen Valley 0.32 33.72 3.459 0.39 37.889
Souderton Borough Souderton Area 5.78 30.0495 3.459 0.39 39.6785
Springfield Township Springfield Township 4.441 33.7102 3.459 0.39 42.0002
Telford Borough Souderton Area 6.74 30.0495 3.459 0.39 40.6385
Towamencin Township North Penn 3.808 26.0957 3.459 0.39 33.7527
Trappe Borough Perkiomen Valley 0.47 33.72 3.459 0.39 38.039
Upper Dublin Township Upper Dublin 5.992 34.4202 3.459 0.39 44.2612
Upper Frederick Township Boyertown Area 1.62 27.33 3.459 0.39 32.799
Upper Gwynedd Township North Penn 2.041 26.0957 3.459 0.39 31.9857
Upper Hanover Township Upper Perkiomen 1.45 25.2278 3.459 0.39 30.5268
Upper Merion Township Upper Merion 2.79 20.34 3.459 0.39 26.979
Upper Moreland Township Upper Moreland Township 5.469 31.7559 3.459 0.39 41.0739
Upper Pottsgrove Township Pottsgrove 4 38.102 3.459 0.39 45.951
Upper Providence Township Spring-Ford Area 1.2 27.4777 3.459 0.39 32.5267
Upper Salford Township Souderton Area 1.5 30.0495 3.459 0.39 35.3985
West Conshohocken Borough Upper Merion 1.18 20.34 3.459 0.39 25.369
West Norriton Township Norristown Area 4.475 37.952 3.459 0.39 46.276
West Pottsgrove Township Pottsgrove 3 38.102 3.459 0.39 44.951
Whitemarsh Township Colonial 2.3633 22.772 3.459 0.39 28.9843
Whitpain Township Wissahickon 3.2 20.59 3.459 0.39 27.639
Worcester Township Methacton 0.05 30.3781 3.459 0.39 34.2771

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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