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By | July 24th, 2017|Latest-News, Rise of the Rest|

AOL founder Steve Case is coming to Central PA to give away $100K

Article featured in Keystone Edge. It isn’t every day that AOL founder Steve Case comes to town with money burning a hole in his pocket. But on October 10, Case and J.D. Vance, author of the best-selling 2016 memoir Hillbilly Elegy, will ride into Central Pennsylvania on the sixth “Rise of the Rest” (ROTR) tour bus, looking to [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Latest-News, Rise of the Rest|

$100,000 up for grabs as AOL founder heads to Lancaster to boost tech innovators

LancasterOnline - AOL founder Steve Case invests in startups in America’s heartland to help them compete with the entrepreneurial powerhouses of Silicon Valley and Manhattan. And even though Lancaster County is better known for apple dumplings than whiz-bang apps, Case announced this morning he’s bringing his Rise of the Rest bus tour, a help-the-new-guy initiative, [...]

By | June 26th, 2017|Latest-News, Rise of the Rest|

Central PA Announced as 1st Stop on Revolution’s RISE OF THE REST Tour

Announcement released by USA Today SAN FRANCISCO — Best-selling author JD Vance and AOL co-founder Steve Case are taking a road trip through America's heartland this fall. This isn't a buddy picture conjured by Hollywood screenwriters, but a serious campaign to drum up interest in tech start-ups not based in Silicon Valley, New York, Boston, Seattle and other [...]

By | June 26th, 2017|Latest-News, Rise of the Rest|

Final Report Released: Conceptual Development Program – Wenger Feed Mill Project

The Conceptual Development Program Final Report for the former Wenger Feed Mill has been released. The report explains the background, process, and preliminary outcomes from the two-day immersive program, during which a team of volunteers evaluated the redevelopment opportunities for the former Wenger Feed Mill in Downtown Ephrata. Click below to view the report. CDP Report-Wenger Feed [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Boroughs Collaborative, Latest-News|

More than the Amish: What to See, Do and East in the New Lancaster

Keystone Edge has released a series covering Lancaster County and the City of Lancaster. By Lee Stabert on May 6, 2017 Tourism has long been a driver of Lancaster's economy. For generations, folks have traveled to this pastoral county to witness Amish life, drive over the rolling hills, and fill their cars with handmade furniture [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|About Lancaster, Latest-News|

Made in PA: How Modern Manufacturers are Finding Success Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development released a video celebrating Pennsylvania's manufacturing industry. Made in PA: How Modern Manufacturers are Finding Success features Lancaster's very own High Companies, featured at approximately 3:45 in the video.

By | June 12th, 2017|Latest-News|

Column: History of craftsmanship and value could make Lancaster a successful ‘maker’ capital

Column by EDC president, Lisa Riggs. A local business leader recently pitched to me the idea that Lancaster County should grab the mantra of being the “makers” capital, a rallying cry that is built on a solid foundation today and could be used to drive broad and inclusive economic development strategies. This concept has some [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Latest-News|

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|