Coatesville, PA – December 5, 2023 – Amber Little-Turner has been named Executive Director of the Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance. The appointment was confirmed by the Chester County Commissioners at their November 15 meeting. Little-Turner had been serving as Acting Executive Director since September 1, 2023.
Little-Turner’s strong ties to the community are lifelong. A native of the City of Coatesville, she served for three years as 74th District Outreach Coordinator for PA Representative Harry Lewis, Jr.
“I am eager to see where the City will go in the next few years,” says Little-Turner. “I grew up in Coatesville and always envisioned raising a family here. It’s inspiring to be part of the revitalization of the downtown and support the new restaurants and emerging small businesses – everything that makes a place an exciting destination, as well as a great place to live.”
The Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance is in the midst of a five-year strategic plan to drive economic development in the City of Coatesville to improve the quality of life and enable the community to thrive. The public/private partnership is funded by local government agencies and private sector contributions.
As Executive Director, Little-Turner will build on the organization’s recent successes, including working with residential neighborhoods through the Coatesville Growing Greater initiative, helping to attract new businesses to the City, and planning signature events. And she will continue to nurture new and emerging businesses through the Made in Coatesville Small Business Incubator, a program she spearheaded that provides entrepreneurs with physical space to sell their services and products, as well as a support system and tools to help them succeed. The Made in Coatesville Holiday Market is currently running Fridays 4 – 8 p.m. and Saturdays 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. through Dec. 16 at 228 East Lincoln Highway in Coatesville.
“Amber has been an incredible asset to 2nd Century Alliance and the City of Coatesville,” says Tom Taylor, Senior Vice President, Brite Realty Services, Inc. and chairman of the Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance Board of Directors. “Her hard work and energy as Downtown Manager led to the Made in Coatesville Incubator and the hugely successful First Fridays. She has an excellent track record and is committed to the City – her City! I can’t imagine there is anyone better to be our Executive Director.”
About the Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance
The 2nd Century Alliance was founded in 2015, when the City celebrated 100 years of incorporation, to ensure Coatesville’s “second century” is economically prosperous. A public/private partnership funded in part by the Chester County Commissioners and private sector contributions, the organization’s mission is to drive economic development in the City of Coatesville that enables the community to thrive. Visit 2ndCenturyAlliance.org.