The Center for Regional Analysis (CRA) represents a progressive approach to developing a strong, sustainable economy in a regional marketplace where impact can be tangible and visible. Led by the Economic Development Company of Lancaster County, CRA responds to a growing trend in the economic development industry: the need and expectation for strong data and [...]
Article featured on Central Penn Business Journal. The Central Penn Business Journal has just announced the winners of their 24th annual Forty Under 40 awards. Congratulations to all the winners, especially our CRA Advisory Committee members Jonathan Fry from Simon Lever & Heather Valudes from The Lancaster Chamber!
EDC’s Member Briefing was held on Tuesday, June 6, 2018 at Spooky Nook Sports in Manheim, PA. The theme presented throughout the luncheon was Business Retention & Expansion with an update on EDC’s Center for Regional Analysis (CRA). Phil Wenger John Cox Phil Wenger, Chair of EDC’s Board and President and [...]
Article featured on LancasterOnline. Store and restaurant operators who need more employees could look at the county’s low unemployment rate and get discouraged. But Naomi Young doesn’t take that view. Young, recently hired as director of the Center for Regional Analysis, part of the Economic Development Company of Lancaster County, points out the definition of [...]
LNP Media Group’s ‘Marketing with Walker & Grimm’ podcast recently released Episode 8: A Marketer’s Guide to Economists. This episode features Naomi Young, Director, Center for Regional Analysis. Podcast featured on LNP Media Group. What is the Economic Development Company (EDC) and why should business owners in Lancaster County care about it? This week, get [...]
Column by EDC President Lisa Riggs featured on LancasterOnline. The Economic Development Company of Lancaster County announced in January its hiring of a senior-level economist, Naomi Young, to lead the operations of its new Center for Regional Analysis. This first key step sets the stage for bringing a significant new discipline of data analytics to [...]
Article featured on LancasterOnline. Photo courtesy of Richard Hertzler/LNP. With employers hiring, retail centers springing up, the housing market chugging along and many workers getting raises, Lancaster County’s usually resilient economy seems to be doing just fine. But tomorrow could be a different story, particularly if business and government leaders here make decisions based on [...]
This article was featured on LancasterOnline. At the recent annual meeting of the Economic Development Co. of Lancaster County, attendees were asked two questions related to Lancaster County’s manufacturing and agricultural workforce. While the exercise was a test of the collective audience’s knowledge, the main purpose was to stress the importance of having solid information [...]