LNP – Brothers to buy vacant Maximatecc plant near East Pete for $3.5M

Article featured on LancasterOnline. An East Hempfield Township manufacturing plant, vacant for three years, is getting new life under a new owner. The former Maximatecc plant, 1811 Rohrerstown Road, near East Petersburg, is being sold to two brothers who own a pair of small but growing Brownstown companies. John and Dan Weinlader, who own Superior [...]

By | April 12th, 2018|Latest-News|

LNP – Basic lessons for applying data analytics to business

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 [...]

By | April 12th, 2018|Latest-News|

LNP – County poultry production on the rise

Article featured on LancasterOnline. Dan and Lori Martin raise 600 head of beef cattle on their West Cocalico Township farm. They are also partners in two dairy farms of 110 cows each. “The dairy operation has been a little tight,” Dan Martin says. Four years ago, in an effort to diversify, the Martins expanded their [...]

By | April 2nd, 2018|Latest-News|

LNP – State loan helps kick off $20M redevelopment on Lancaster city’s east side

Article featured on LancasterOnline. With the help of a state loan approved Wednesday, a $20 million redevelopment project on Lancaster city’s east side soon will begin. The far-reaching mixed-use project is dubbed Tobacco Avenue, after the obscure alley that forms its western boundary. As was announced last year, the venture will revitalize a drab property that’s [...]

By | March 12th, 2018|Latest-News|

Ben Franklin and Candy Factory Coworking Community to Offer Business Startup Boot Camps

Lancaster, PA - With funding support from the BB&T Economic Growth Fund at the Lancaster County Community Foundation, Ben Franklin Technology Partners/CNP and the Candy Factory Coworking Community are pleased to announce a new program designed to increase the growth of entrepreneurial activity in Lancaster County.  “We thank BB&T Bank and the Lancaster Community Foundation [...]

By | March 7th, 2018|Latest-News|

LNP – Spooky Nook Sports starts $710,000 upgrade of event-space capabilities

Article featured on LancasterOnline. Spooky Nook Sports already is established as a place for athletic training and competition. Now Nook Sports is trying to strengthen its appeal as a place for other kinds of events. The Manheim-area facility has started a $710,000 project to upgrade its event-hosting capabilities, so it can serve customers more efficiently. [...]

By | March 7th, 2018|Latest-News|

Forbes – The 10 Coolest U.S. Cities to Visit in 2018

Article featured on Forbes. Guess who made the cut! LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA! This newly hip Victorian city—just three hours from New York City—is still one of the U.S.’s best kept secrets, says Marchant. “The center of Amish country is bucolic but boasts a bustling food scene and is quickly becoming a cultural hotbed. The architecture is [...]

By | February 27th, 2018|About Lancaster, Latest-News|

Keystone Edge – Rolling on the River

Article featured on Keystone Edge. Columbia, Lancaster County, is a town nestled along the mighty Susquehanna River. Walk through downtown towards the water and you’ll pass historic brick buildings, vintage storefronts and Victorian homes. You’ll see thriving antique markets, a brewpub, a world-renowned museum and a stately market hall. Once you reach the Susquehanna, look right [...]

By | February 21st, 2018|About Lancaster, Boroughs Collaborative, Latest-News|

LNP – Beyond bucolic: Lancaster County’s picturesque farmland helps power local economy

Column by EDC President Lisa Riggs featured on LancasterOnline. Two recent statewide analyses highlight the significant impact farming has on our economy. These reports, coming out of Team Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the Center for Dairy Excellence, focus on the entire commonwealth, but given Lancaster County’s agricultural dominance within the context of [...]

By | February 6th, 2018|Latest-News|

LNP – Economist Naomi Young to lead Lancaster’s new Center for Regional Analysis

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 [...]

By | January 29th, 2018|Center for Regional Analysis, Latest-News|