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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|

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|

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|

CPBJ – Wolf tours Eurofins Lancaster facility

Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday visited a Lancaster County laboratory company that is in the process of launching a multi-million dollar expansion. Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Inc, a provider of analytical testing services to the bio/pharmaceutical, food, environmental and medical device industries, last month announced a $59 million plan to add space, equipment and 350 new [...]

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

LNP – Lime Spring Square’s floodplain restoration to save land, help bay and spare taxpayers

As Oak Tree Development planned to build Lime Spring Square along Rohrerstown Road, the developer had lots of decisions to make. But to be honest, some topics on the table were less scintillating than others. “Stormwater is kind of a boring subject. It’s hard to get people excited about it,” said Mike O’Brien, Oak Tree [...]

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

Ephrata Review – Mulling the Mill

Ephrata Borough wants to hear residents’ ideas on possible ways to breathe new life into the old Wenger Feed Mill. Could it be a restaurant, an entertainment center, retail space, or something related to the Ephrata Rail Trail, which starts beneath the Wenger building between Main and Franklin streets? “We’re looking at this with an [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Economic Development Discussions, Latest-News|

LNP Column: New arrivals are nice, but expanding businesses power local economy

A few weeks ago, Gov. Tom Wolf announced the decision by Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, a global leader in pharmaceutical and food testing, to expand its already major presence in Upper Leacock Township. The company’s decision to invest in its operations here — both buildings and workforce — is worth repeating and celebrating, not just because [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Latest-News|

New Smart Health Innovation Lab to Accelerate Technology that Improves Patient Care, Lowers Costs

Smart Health Innovation Lab, a new health care technology center, has announced plans to open this summer in downtown Lancaster. The innovation lab is set to be the only facility of its kind in Central Pennsylvania, where technology innovators, an insurance company, and a health system will offer companies an efficient path to test health [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|Latest-News|

City on the Rise

It’s Friday night and the Horse Inn is packed. There’s a wait for a table in the main dining room and the front bar is filled with pairs of diners and drinkers sipping on craft cocktails — perhaps a “Call to Arms” (Rittenhouse rye, Zaya rum, ruby port, boiled cider, pressed lime, Angostura) or a [...]

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

LNP – Lancaster ranked happiest, healthiest place in PA and No. 28 in US

Lancaster County is in the top 30 of America's healthiest and happiest places, according to a new ranking. And it is ranked No. 1 in Pennsylvania. The good marks feel about right to Ron Greenawalt, 68. “I think we’re happy,” said the sales manager from East Hempfield Township. “I think that goes back to our [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|About Lancaster, Latest-News|