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Plans unveiled for former Wilbur complex

After more than a year in suspense, the new owner of the former Wilbur Chocolate plant in downtown Lititz has emerged with a mixed-use future for the 11-acre property. Lancaster-based Oak Tree Development Group, which purchased the property from Cargill Inc., announced it will add five new buildings to the soon-to-be refurbished former chocolate factory. [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|Latest-News|

Best Cities for Artists: 5 Affordable Places to be Creative

Article from Money Under 30 We recently covered the best cities for people who want to work in tech. But what if you want to work in the arts? Just as San Francisco is a popular but expensive destination for coders, New York has long been the dream for artistic types. However, even established artists [...]

By | May 19th, 2017|About Lancaster|

Lancaster Like a Local – Where Heritage and Innovation Coexist

Lancaster played a pivotal role in American history. Today, the former homes and hangouts of those who shaped the nation exist alongside contemporary shops and restaurants that are breathing new life into one of the United States’ oldest cities. On a warm and wet Sunday evening in downtown Lancaster, as fresh rain begins to evaporate [...]

By | May 19th, 2017|About Lancaster|

6 Reasons to Visit Lancaster, Pennsylvania

I May Roam recently published "6 Reasons to Visit Lancaster, Pennsylvania". The highlights include: African American History Amish Farm & House Lancaster Central Market Landis Valley Village & Farm Miller's Smorgasbord James Buchanan's Wheatland Click here to read the full article and read about six of the many great reasons to visit Lancaster.

By | May 19th, 2017|About Lancaster|

Parking in Support of Economic Development with Larry Cohen

Larry Cohen, Executive Director of the Lancaster Parking Authority presented to borough and local leaders during EDC's first installment of its 3-part education series through the Boroughs Collaborative. In his presentation, titled Parking in Support of Economic Development, Larry Cohen reviewed the core principles of parking management and dispelled some common myths around parking. EDC [...]

By | May 19th, 2017|Economic Development Discussions|

Bird-in-Hand auto-parts maker eyes expansion, 30 more jobs

A small manufacturer in Bird-in-Hand has won state support for an expansion that will create 30 jobs, it was announced Thursday. Ames Reese, which makes small parts for the automotive industry out of powdered metal, is planning a multi-million-dollar project that will add 86,600 square feet. Some 60 employees work in the company’s existing facility [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Latest-News|

This small town in Amish Country is the new Brooklyn

Forget the Hudson Valley. New Yorkers looking for a quiet respite from city life without sacrificing culture, design and a rich culinary scene should look further west, to Lancaster, Pa., to wile away a weekend. Just a three-hour Amtrak ride from Penn Station, past the horse-drawn buggies and carriages of the Pennsylvania Dutch, downtown Lancaster [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|About Lancaster|

May 2017 Newsletter

By | May 4th, 2017|EDC Monthly Updates|

Boroughs Economic Development Education Series – Part I

LNP – Lyle Hosler will chair CRIZ authority task force

A group of city business owners, nonprofit leaders and a City Council member will help the board overseeing Lancaster’s City Revitalization & Improvement Zone decide how to distribute millions of dollars in state funds starting next year. The CRIZ Business and Infrastructure Enhancement Task Force will make its recommendations by Nov. 1, CRIZ Authority Board Chairman [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|Latest-News|