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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|Latest-News|

LNP – What impact would an Amazon HQ2 in Pennsylvania have on Lancaster County?

Article featured on LancasterOnline. The question of how a gigantic new Amazon headquarters could affect Lancaster grew more urgent Thursday, when the company chopped the list of 238 applicants to 20 finalists. Philadelphia and Pittsburgh made the cut, along with Montgomery County in Maryland, northern Virginia, and Washington D.C. Local leaders say having Amazon nearby [...]

By | January 22nd, 2018|Latest-News|

LNP – PDQ finds key to future growth in Lime Spring Square

Article featured on LancasterOnline. Needing space for its continuing growth, PDQ Industries has started constructing a $8.5 million plant in Lime Spring Square off Rohrerstown Road. The new facility will consolidate three PDQ locations into one while giving the door-hardware company enough room for its workforce to rise from 70 now to a projected 100 [...]

By | January 8th, 2018|Latest-News|

Gobble Selects Lancaster, Pennsylvania for Investment

The fastest-growing, well-financed Silicon Valley startup is hiring 65 employees and retrofitting a large facility to stage its East Coast expansion PALO ALTO, CA – DECEMBER 8, 2017 – Gobble, a meal-kit provider serving 32 states across the country and backed by Silicon Valley luminaries, has chosen Lancaster, PA as the staging ground for their [...]

By | December 11th, 2017|Latest-News|

CPBJ – Mixed-use building in Lancaster County among projects to land state loan

Article featured on CPBJ.com. The developer of a 35,000-square-foot mixed-use building planned for Lancaster County recently landed a state loan of more than $1.69 million as part of a program to bolster economic development in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority announced approval of the Lancaster County loan and 10 others Monday. The loans have [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|Latest-News|

LNP – Good data can support economic development

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 [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|Latest-News|

EVENT – A Panel Discussion with “The People You’d Like to See in Your Borough”

  EDC presents its third installment for a three-part education series for 2017. On December 14th, the Boroughs Collaborative will host a panel discussion with local business leaders, who will share their perspective on doing business - or what it takes to consider doing business - in Lancaster County's boroughs. Event Details: Thursday, December 14th [...]

By | November 30th, 2017|Boroughs Collaborative, Latest-News|

LNP – Economic Development Co. of Lancaster County switches focus to existing local businesses

Article featured on LancasterOnline. For the last 18 months or so, Economic Development Co. of Lancaster County has been focusing less on trying to get businesses to move here, and more on helping businesses that are already here grow. “This is a significant shift, not just for EDC but really across economic development nationally, based [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|Latest-News|

LNP – Hotel Lancaster gets $6.25M state loan for renovation

Article featured on LancasterOnline. A state agency agreed Tuesday to loan a little over 40 percent of the outlay needed to renovate the Hotel Lancaster. The Commonwealth Financing Authority will provide $6.25 million through the Building Pennsylvania loan program toward the $15 million overhaul of the hotel at the corner of East Chestnut and North Queen streets. [...]

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