Chester County welcomes new Project Manager

Kris Phillips Brings Private-Sector Experience to New Role

Kris Phillips[CHESTER, SC, February 4, 2021] – Kris G. Phillips, J.D. has been named as project manager of Chester County Economic Development. He assumed duties on February 1, 2020. Mr. Phillips has worked in the private sector for most of his career with economic development consulting firms, including Maxis Advisors. He worked most recently with Global Growth Advisors, which he co-founded.

“After years of working on the other side of the table, I wanted to reverse my role so I could have the fulfillment of seeing the impact of my work on a local community,” said Kris Phillips, project manager, Chester County Economic Development. “Chester County is well-positioned between Charlotte and Columbia along Interstate 77, and I am looking forward to helping the county move to the next level.”

“Kris brings a wealth of private-sector knowledge to this role,” said Robert Long, Director, Chester County Economic Development. “Last year saw a record number of economic development projects in Chester County. Kris has already hit the ground running, and I have high expectations for him.”

“Kris is a great addition to the team,” said Tony Pope, chairman, Chester Development Association. “We had some great candidates apply for this position, but Kris was the clear standout. He is passionate about economic development and the difference it makes on the lives of our residents. We welcome him to Chester County.”

Phillips has over 20 years of experience, including almost 10 years in economic development as a site selection consultant. During his time as a consultant, Kris worked with dozens of companies in 37 states that have combined investment of more than $1 billion in capital investment and the creation of more than 2,500 jobs.

The new project manager graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte, NC and earned his bachelor’s degree in communications studies from Clemson University in Clemson, SC. Phillips resides in south Charlotte with his wife Mariam and son George.

About Chester County Economic Development (CCED):
Created by Chester County in 2004, Chester County Economic Development’s mission is to create an environment that supports existing industry expansion, encourages new industry investments, fosters entrepreneurialism, and welcomes visitation by others—all of which support the provision of public services and otherwise improves each citizen’s prosperity and overall quality of life. Over the past five years, CCED has been responsible for 11 announcements with $432.3 million in new capital investment and the creation of 655 jobs.