Coleen Terry of ECON partners, Inc., Receives 2023 Tammy Cansler-Miles Award for Excellence in Economic and Community Development

2023 Tammy Cansler-Miles AwardSubmitted Image, Photo by Robert Williams/The Williams Group

COATESVILLE, PA —  ECON partners, Inc. Founder and President Coleen Terry was announced as the recipient of the “2023 Tammy Cansler-Miles Award for Excellence in Economic and Community Development” yesterday at the Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance Appreciation Event held at The Arches in Coatesville. The annual event celebrates the collaboration between business and community leaders and organizations throughout the City of Coatesville and Chester County.

The “Tammy Cansler-Miles Award for Excellence in Economic and Community Development” is bestowed each year upon an individual, agency, or company that has demonstrated a dedication to economic growth in the City of Coatesville through catalytic real estate development, effective programmatic enhancements, and/or inspiring social impact. The award was created in partnership by the Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance and the Chester County Industrial Development Authority to honor Ms. Cansler-Miles’ legacy and acknowledge the outstanding work of other like-minded individuals.

“We’re delighted to recognize Coleen as this year’s Tammy Cansler-Miles Award recipient,” says Amber Little-Turner, Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance Acting Executive Director. “Coleen’s expertise and genuine commitment to the City have resulted in Coatesville receiving significant funding and grant awards that are helping to drive forward transformational development projects.”

ECON partners, Inc., is a woman-owned and -staffed public funding firm that Coleen Terry founded in 2012. Intent upon creating a client-first company motivated by results and community impacts, Coleen believes when communities and clients grow from her efforts to advance projects, ECON grows. Her deep knowledge of public funding programs and their compliance requirements has garnered her recognition with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as with ECON’s diverse clientele.

Coleen brings more than 25 years of economic development experience to each project and community she engages, leading ECON’s work supporting new development projects as well as projects that repurpose underutilized buildings and sites. ECON partners worked in partnership with IDG Development Holdings, the City of Coatesville, and regional stakeholders to secure a $3.6 million grant and a $5.4 million Business in Our Sites loan to redevelop the 20.3-acre property known as The Flats. The company was also instrumental in securing funding to support the City’s commuter rail station and parking facility project.

Previous recipients of the Tammy Cansler-Miles Award include:

  • 2022: Joe DiSciullo, Chairman, Coatesville Redevelopment Authority
  • 2021: Mark Sherman, President, Mark Lane Properties

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