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The Most Innovative Companies of 2017 by Sector

Tait  is among Fast Company's list of The Most Innovative Companies of 2017.  Featured under Live Events, Tait is recognized for its innovative production design that manufactures specialized equipment, including LED integrations, kinetic architecture, and stage rigging for film and TV, concert tours, and special events like the Olympics.   To see Fast Company's full [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Latest-News, Uncategorized|

The Guardian – The tiny town that builds show-stopping sets for Beyonce, Kanye and Madonna

Every night during Taylor Swift’s 2015 world tour, the runway sticking out from the stage would take off and rotate like a propeller, carrying Swift and her dancers over the fans’ heads. At the 2016 Oscars, five glittering towers of statuettes loomed behind the host, like skittles made of crystals, then turned into video screens. [...]

By | February 10th, 2017|Latest-News|

LNP – Bulova building downtown slated for sleek $25-$30M makeover

A real estate developer with an established track record in Lancaster city plans to spend $25 million to $30 million to turn the blighted Bulova building in the heart of downtown into “a dynamic and fresh” mixed-use complex of offices, retail space and condominiums. The larger goal is for the transformation of 101 N. Queen [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|Latest-News|

CPBJ: Pittsburgh developer plans mixed-use project in Lancaster City

A Pittsburgh-based developer is planning a mixed-used project designed to bring life back to a neglected corner of Queen Street in downtown Lancaster. Zamagias Properties is converting the former Bulova building at 101 N. Queen St. into a mix of retail, office and residential space. It plans to renovate more than 150,000 square feet of [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|Latest-News|

LNP – Rocky Springs to start $1.9M expansion and renovation this month

Since buying the Rocky Springs Entertainment Center nearly eight years ago, Fred and Sherry O’Neill have learned a lot the hard way. Initially, they were discovering the ins and outs of the bowling business, realizing it was far more complicated than they had imagined. More recently, the O’Neills were educating themselves on the best ways [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Latest-News|

Keystone Edge: The New Lancaster

The New Lancaster What comes to mind when you think of Lancaster? For some, the name might conjure Amish buggies, rolling hills, pretzels glossy with butter and hand-crafted furniture. For those who've visited the county recently it might be craft beer, world-class produce, charming small towns, Central market and a resurgent downtown. But if you've [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Latest-News|

LNP – Column: Neighborhood revitalization starts with neighborliness

My job at Lancaster City Alliance allows me the opportunity to build relationships across a broad range of stakeholders in Lancaster. Often when I take a walk over lunch to run errands, I am inspired by interactions with my network of friends, peers and acquaintances. A few weeks back, I ran into the city police [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Latest-News|

CPBJ – Agribusiness fuels economy of Central Pa.

Agribusiness — food processing and manufacturing in particular — is big business. And it is becoming an important part of the economic development strategy of several counties in the region. Cumberland County has even made it a focus of business attraction. Jonathan Bowser, CEO of the Cumberland Economic Development Corp., said the county has the [...]

By | December 7th, 2016|Latest-News|

LNP – Tax credits may help jump-start Hotel Lancaster, Bulova projects in downtown Lancaster

Millions of dollars in federal tax credits could be the missing piece that helps revitalize a key block in the heart of downtown Lancaster. Lancaster-based Community First Fund announced this week it has received $45 million in New Markets Tax Credits, which help nonprofit lenders fund projects in economically distressed communities. Those tax credits may [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|Latest-News|

LNP – Column: Center for Regional Analysis should give Lancaster County an economic development edge

Earlier this month, the Economic Devleopment Co. of Lancaster County announced the creation of the Center for Regional Analysis, a local applied economic research center. This new entity, supported significantly through contributions from The Steinman Foundation and the BB&T Economic Growth Fund, will provide high quality research and analysis to inform and drive economic development [...]

By | November 15th, 2016|Latest-News|