Lancaster County, PA —

Local. Global. Accessible.

Located approximately 80 miles from Baltimore and Philadelphia and 160 miles from New York City, Lancaster County boasts close proximity to major East Coast metropolitan markets. In fact, 50% of the U.S. population lives within 500 miles of Lancaster County.

Economic Development Company of Lancaster County, founded in 1960, is the leading local organization dedicated to promoting business development and expansion throughout Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Whether you are starting up your business, expanding your presence here or considering a corporate relocation, EDC can assist you with everything from site location to financing.

Interested in Expanding or Moving your business to Lancaster County, PA?

You’re on your way to making a great decision! Lancaster County is growing rapidly and easily accessible from larger cities, has numerous major employers, affordable financing rates and the county itself is just beautiful.

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The Most Innovative Companies of 2017 by Sector


Tait  is among Fast Company’s list of The Most Innovative Companies of 2017.  Featured under Live Events, Tait is recognized [...]

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The Guardian – The tiny town that builds show-stopping sets for Beyonce, Kanye and Madonna


Every night during Taylor Swift’s 2015 world tour, the runway sticking out from the stage would take off and rotate [...]

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LNP – Bulova building downtown slated for sleek $25-$30M makeover


A real estate developer with an established track record in Lancaster city plans to spend $25 million to $30 million [...]

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CPBJ: Pittsburgh developer plans mixed-use project in Lancaster City


A Pittsburgh-based developer is planning a mixed-used project designed to bring life back to a neglected corner of Queen Street [...]

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February 2017 Newsletter


EDC Welcomes New Board Members The EDC Board of Directors elected three new members to its ranks at its December meeting: [...]

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January 2017 Newsletter


EDC Welcomes New Board Members The EDC Board of Directors elected three new members to its ranks at its December meeting: [...]

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May 2016 – Economic Development Discussion


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LNP – Rocky Springs to start $1.9M expansion and renovation this month


Since buying the Rocky Springs Entertainment Center nearly eight years ago, Fred and Sherry O’Neill have learned a lot the [...]

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Keystone Edge: The New Lancaster


The New Lancaster What comes to mind when you think of Lancaster? For some, the name might conjure Amish buggies, [...]

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LNP – Column: Neighborhood revitalization starts with neighborliness


My job at Lancaster City Alliance allows me the opportunity to build relationships across a broad range of stakeholders in [...]

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CPBJ – Agribusiness fuels economy of Central Pa.


Agribusiness — food processing and manufacturing in particular — is big business. And it is becoming an important part of [...]

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LNP – Tax credits may help jump-start Hotel Lancaster, Bulova projects in downtown Lancaster


Millions of dollars in federal tax credits could be the missing piece that helps revitalize a key block in the [...]

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LNP – Column: Center for Regional Analysis should give Lancaster County an economic development edge


Earlier this month, the Economic Devleopment Co. of Lancaster County announced the creation of the Center for Regional Analysis, a [...]

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LNP – New economic research center to boost Lancaster County’s competitiveness


Lancaster County business leaders are launching a research center to study the local economy and offer executives key data as [...]

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Lancaster is Pennsylvania’s best-kept tech secret


Mike McMonagle is the director of sales and marketing at Industrial Resolution and Pubforge, which operate in Downtown Lancaster. Pastoral. [...]

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LNP – State loans $675,000 to two Lancaster County businesses to help them grow


The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority on Wednesday announced the approval of state funding for two Lancaster County projects. A $275,000, [...]

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October 2016 Newsletter


Don’t miss EDC’s 2016 Annual Meeting! and other updates. [...]

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September 2016 Newsletter


EDC Finance Approves 100th SBA 504 Loan, Triode Completes Project, Acheives Qualification, and Lancaster County Ag Week Events Announced. [...]

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LNP – Column: Why clean water should be a local priority for business, government and agriculture


John D. Cox is president of Turkey Hill Dairy, immediate past chair of the Economic Development Company of Lancaster County [...]

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LNP – Heat-exchange part maker wins state loan to help $1M expansion


A small city company has won a $400,000 state loan to expand, creating seven jobs. Energy Wall secured the 10-year [...]

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CPBJ – Aspire reveals specialty services slated for Clio Health Lancaster


Construction began this month on a $35 million health care facility in Lancaster City called Clio Health Lancaster, and plans [...]

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CPBJ – BrandYourself expands services with new capital


A New York-based online reputation management company with an office in Lancaster County recently received start-up funding to expand its [...]

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August 2016 Newsletter


Conestoga River Plaza Secures $1,550,000 Building PA Loan, Progress Continues on EDC’s Future Home, Upcoming Workshop to Navigate New Overtime [...]

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LNP – High Real Estate Group eyes $400M investment in multifamily rental housing


When you hear the name High Real Estate Group, certain images probably come to mind. Corporate parks, hotels, shopping centers? [...]

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LNP – State awards $1.4 million in loans for four expansion projects in Lancaster County


The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority on Wednesday announced the approval of four loans totaling $1.4 million to fuel expansions in [...]

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LNP – PA College of Health Sciences unveils new $65 million campus


When students walk into the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences’ new state-of-the-art campus in August, there are probably going to [...]

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$500K in Grants Available to Plant Trees Along Streams


The departments of Conservation and Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Wednesday announced funding is being made available under a new [...]

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LNP – Column: Boroughs of Lancaster County are the key to a strong local economy


John Biemiller is the Executive Vice President/COO of EDC. At the Economic Development Company of Lancaster County staff meetings, we [...]

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July 2016 Newsletter


Mr. Bill’s Fresh Seafood Reels in a New Location with the Help of EDC Finance, Direct Wire & Cable Expands [...]

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LNP – With zoning change, Millersville takes a step toward creating a town center


Millersville Borough is actively engaged in the Boroughs Collaborative, an effort led by EDC.  The zoning change is an important [...]

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LCSWMA and Inashco Partner for Advanced metals Recovery at the Frey Farm Landfill


CONESTOGA (Lancaster County, PA) – The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) has entered into a long-term contract with [...]

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LNP – It’s back: SBA reintroduces ‘504 refinancing’ program


A few years ago, the U.S. Small Business Administration temporarily offered a refinancing program that allowed companies to convert existing [...]

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June 2016 Newsletter


EDC Briefs Membership on Progress, Seeing the Impacts of Production Agriculture Financing, EDC Hears from the Boroughs in Economic Development [...]

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LNP – Strasburg Rail Road to expand shop in $1.75M project


EDC Finance helped Strasburg Rail Road get the 15-year low-interest loan from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA). Strasburg Rail [...]

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LNP – Conestoga farm gets $400,000 state loan to help expansion


  A Conestoga farm has obtained a loan from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority to help finance a new chicken house, [...]

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CPBJ – SBA lending rises in midstate


The U.S. Small Business Administration may have lost some of its top lenders in Central Pennsylvania, but the agency still [...]

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May 2016 Boroughs Economic Development Newsletter


Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority’s Borough Revitalization Program in Marietta, Strasburg Borough, Commercial Building in Downtown Mount Joy, Upcoming Events. Lancaster [...]

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LNP – Manheim tent and accessory rental firm expands in $620,000 project


EDC Finance Corporation helped Hess Tent Rental obtain an SBA 504 loan to assist financing the company’s expansion. A Manheim [...]

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LNP – Lancaster leaders break ground for Conestoga River Plaza on South Duke Street


EDC Finance Corporation is assisting with the Building PA loan – an important part of the complex financial package used [...]

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LNP – Column: County transportation plan needs your input


This Thursday, May 19th, the Lancaster County Planning Commission is hosting an important public information meeting.  The topic is the [...]

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May 2016 Newsletter


Take the EDC Survey, Perdue AgriBusiness Soybean Crushing Facility Approved by the DEP, Hess Tent Rental Expands with 504 Financing, [...]

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EDC Finance Coordinates Lancaster County Ag Tour


On Thursday, May 12th, EDC Finance led a tour to three active farms in Lancaster County.  Employees from the Department [...]

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LNP – Mr. Bill’s Fresh Seafood to move across the street, add cafe


Mr. Bill’s Fresh Seafood received an SBA 504 loan through EDC Finance Corporation to help finance its move to a [...]

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DEP Gives Final Approval of Perdue AgriBusiness’ Soybean Processing Facility in Lancaster County


BAINBRIDGE (Lancaster County, Pa.) — The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today issued its final plan approval for Perdue [...]

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April 2016 Boroughs Economic Development Newsletter


The April edition features Columbia Borough’s Targeted Economic Development Implementation Plan, Millersville Borough, and the Marietta “Bank Building” [...]

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April 2016 Newsletter


EDC Finance transfers land on final phase of Northwest Gateway Project, James and Corrie Eby Farm rebuilds after February tornado, [...]

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LNP – Penn Stone invests $1.1M in Lancaster landscape supply business


EDC Finance helped Penn Stone acquire an SBA 504 loan in order to finance the expansion and renovation.  Randy Johnston, [...]

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CPBJ – State loan to aid Lancaster County agribusiness project


The PIDA loan was awarded through EDC Finance Corporation for the Lancaster County agribusiness contractor. State loan funding will help [...]

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March 2016 Newlsetter


EDC releases its Annual Report, EDC Finance goes “All Aboard” with the Red Caboose, and EDC Finance launches it new [...]

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March 2016 Boroughs Economic Development Newsletter


EDC’s Introductory Lancaster County Boroughs Economic Development Newsletter Click the icon to view the March Newsletter. Contact Laura Gebhart at [...]

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Thaddeus Stevens College and Lancaster County Career & Technology Center make Aspen Institute List


Thaddeus Stevens College and Lancaster County Career & Technology Center have been included in the Aspen Institute’s list of 150 [...]

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CPBJ – Darrenkamp’s is an anchor tenant for Newberry Commons


EDC Finance helped Darrenkamp’s acquire an SBA 504 loan to help finance leasehold improvements and equipment purchases. An anchor is [...]

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EDC 2015 Annual Report


EDC’s 2015 Annual Report is here! For the full PDF version of EDC’s 2015 Annual Report, click here. [...]

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CPBJ – Wilbur Chocolate factory in Lititz for sale


The vacant Wilbur Chocolate complex in Lititz could be sold by mid-April, according to a new marketing flier on the [...]

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LNP – Lancaster’s Davidson building to open as upscale apartments


Former state Sen. Gib Armstrong spent four decades restoring his 1770 farmhouse in Strasburg Township. So it’s understandable that renovating [...]

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LNP – Pittsburgh developer high bidder for Bulova building


A Pittsburgh developer with a track record of taking on run-down properties in Lancaster is the high bidder for the [...]

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LNP – New owners hope to get Red Caboose rolling faster


In collaboration with Orrstown Bank, EDC Finance helped secure financing for the Prickett’s purchase and renovation of The Red Caboose.  [...]

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February 2016 Newlsetter


EDC February 2016 Update [...]

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LNP – Fast-growing Listrak plans $18M headquarters in Warwick Twp


Driving home from church on a Sunday afternoon last April, local business executive Ross Kramer felt his frustration escalating. Kramer, [...]

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LNP – Column: Working to make Lancaster attractive to outside firms


LNP featured a column by Bob Shoemaker, president and CEO of Lancaster City Alliance. EDC works in close collaboration with [...]

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LNP – Secretary of Education visits Penn Manor HS to talk agriculture education


With demonstrations ranging from plant sciences to mechanics and business management, Penn Manor High School students had the chance on [...]

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January 2016 Newsletter


EDC’s January 2016 Newsletter. [...]

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CPBJ – Creative Packaging Solutions acquires a PIDA loan via EDC Finance Corp


A Lancaster County packaging company’s expansion is among several projects statewide to share in the latest round of low-interest loans [...]

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CPBJ – Lititz Tech Firm Unveils Building Plans in Warwick Township


Listrak, a Lititz-based technology company, is ramping up plans to relocate its headquarters to Warwick Township. Listrak announced that it [...]

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LNP – $2M city project allows owners of TONO and Ma(i)son to diversify


Hunter Johnson and Taylor Mason have several things in common. The friends both have small businesses that they want to [...]

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LNP – Hooley School of Irish Dance steps toward expansion at former Brownstown Restaurant site


Crystal Carper remembers watching the Irish music and dance show Riverdance on television 21 years ago, when she was 9. [...]

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New York firm, BrandYourself coming to Lancaster


A New York City company that manages online reputations will open a second office in Lancaster city and is expected [...]

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LNP – Column: How financing for economic development works in Lancaster County


For 29 years, EDC Finance Corporation — a not-for-profit economic development lending institution in Lancaster County and across Central Pennsylvania [...]

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CPBJ – PIDA Loans Approved for Projects in Lancaster


The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority on Wednesday announced approval of more than $7 million in low-interest loans for eight projects, [...]

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CPBJ – New Dance Studio to Open In Lititz


A blend of basic ballet movements with Pilates and yoga-inspired stretching — all to high-energy music — that’s barre. And [...]

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LNP – Lancaster floor plant key to Armstrong Flooring Debut in Q1


When Armstrong World Industries spins off its flooring business, a key to the new company’s success will be the expanded [...]

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LNP – 2015: The Year in Lancaster Business


Lancaster County’s 10 biggest business and economic stories of 2015, as identified by LNP’s business reporters: Next-generation distribution centers debut [...]

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Lancaster Unemployment Rate Drops


The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry recently released its employment data for November 2015, in which Lancaster County’s unemployment [...]

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December 2015 Newsletter


EDC and EDC Finance Corporation wish to thank our many partners and friends as we wrap up a strong 2015 [...]

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Rock Lititz to start 2nd building, bigger than a Wal-Mart; 9 tenants inked so far


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November 2015 Newsletter


Local construction company, Revolution Builders, has purchased and will be renovating the Lancaster City property at 20-24 North Mulberry Street [...]

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Money Under 30: The Best Cities In America For Young Adults To Get Rich


When it comes to saving money, where you live matters. Money Under 30 found 10 cities with affordable housing and [...]

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LNP – Column: Why workforce development is at core of a growing economy


Across many parts of the country, and certainly here in Lancaster County, the issue of workforce development has become an [...]

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October 2015 Newsletter


On September 22, more than 300 business and community leaders gathered at the DoubleTree Resort to learn about EDC’s current [...]

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September 2015 Newsletter


Attend EDC’s 2015 Annual Meeting on September 22. [...]

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LNP – Column: Rock Lititz is about innovation, engineering and creativity


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LNP – Digital media start-up to launch $1.4M facility in Lancaster city


A new digital media-production company will move into a South Water Street building this fall in a $1.4 million project. Read [...]

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LNP – Bollman Hat to bring Kangol production to Adamstown from China, create 41 jobs


Read LNP’s article about how Bollman Hat Co., the oldest hat maker in the U.S., will expand its operations in [...]

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August 2015 Newsletter


EDC and EDC Finance are pleased to welcome PA Department of Community & Economic Development Secretary Dennis M. Davin as [...]

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LNP – Making Lancaster a tech hub: Chamber event addresses why and how


Read LNP’s article about The Lancaster Chamber’s Tech Talks event about Lancaster’s bright future as a renowned tech hub, here. [...]

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July 2015 Newsletter


In summer 2014, EDC Finance announced a joint venture with Penn IDA, based in Penn Township, Lancaster County, to deliver [...]

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LNP – Eurofins Lancaster Labs eyes $40M expansion that would add 300 jobs


Read LNP’s recent article about Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories proposed $40M expansion and 300 jobs, here. [...]

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LNP – Economic Growth in Lancaster County Requires a Strong STEM Plan


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CPBJ – Lancaster City Alliance Finalizes 15-Year Economic Development Plan


Read Central Penn Business Journal’s recent article about the Lancaster City Alliance’s 15-year economic development plan for the City of [...]

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Positions Available at EDC and EDC Finance


To read more about the positions mentioned, below, click on the following links: Economic Development Coordinator Funding and Servicing Specialist [...]

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June 2015 Newsletter


Urban Outfitters Opens Gap Internet Fulfillment Center: The retail giant’s $100 million, one million-plus square foot facility officially opened last [...]

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CPBJ highlights QBP’s new distribution center


www.cpbj.com/article/20150522/CPBJ01/305219997/quality-bicycle-products-thriving-in-new-distribution-center [...]

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May 2015 Newsletter


EDC and EDC Finance will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, September 22nd at the DoubleTree Resort in Lancaster.  A [...]

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Small Business Advantage Grant Program


The Small Business Ombudsman’s Office will begin accepting applications for Small Business Advantage Grants on July 6, 2015, and will [...]

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Lancaster ranked No. 1 place to be a teacher in the U.S.


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Lisa Riggs on collaborative, intentional economic development efforts


lancasteronline.com/business/local_business/column-working-together-toward-targeted-intentional-economic-development/article_306218b2-f297-11e4-a278-d3f359d82747.html [...]

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April 2015 Newsletter


Quality Bicycle Products recently hosted an event at its new distribution facility in East Hempfield Township and Brick Gables, a [...]

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March 2015 Newsletter


The Sportsman’s Shop, a New Holland based retailer for outdoor enthusiasts is in the midst of renovating the former Blue [...]

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Lancaster City Alliance public meeting


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2014 Annual Report


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EDC highlights efforts to preserve farming in local article


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February 2015 Newsletter


Conestoga based Spring House Brewing Co. has begun renovating its new space on Hazel Street in downtown Lancaster and Verdant [...]

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January 2015 Newsletter


The end of 2014 was eventful for both EDC & EDC Finance Corporation. EDC Finance Corporation was recognized as Certified [...]

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Mid-November Update


Pet Food Experts, Dentech, Fox Meadows Creamery and Brick Gables are featured in the mid-November update   [...]

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November 2014 Newsletter


EDC extends congratulations to Charles & Alice for the grand opening of its production facility located in East Hempfield Township. [...]

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EDC names Lisa Riggs its new president


Lisa Riggs, a former president of both the Lancaster Barnstormers baseball club, and the former James Street Improvement District, was [...]

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EDC’s 2014 Annual Meeting


EDC’s 2014 Annual Meeting will take place Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 7:30am at the Lancaster County Convention Center and [...]

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