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Governor Wolf Announces Spartan Motors Selects Lancaster as the Best Place to Support its Major Manufacturing Expansion Project

Article featured on governor.pa.gov. Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced Spartan Motors, Inc., will be leveraging the highly skilled workforce of Ephrata, Lancaster County, by expanding and creating nearly 200 new jobs at its truck body manufacturing facility. “Spartan’s decision to expand right here in Pennsylvania demonstrates the strength of our manufacturing sector, [...]

By | May 17th, 2018|Latest-News|

LNP – Episode 8: A Marketer’s Guide to Economists, featuring Naomi Young

LNP Media Group’s ‘Marketing with Walker & Grimm’ podcast recently released Episode 8: A Marketer’s Guide to Economists. This episode features Naomi Young, Director, Center for Regional Analysis. Podcast featured on LNP Media Group. What is the Economic Development Company (EDC) and why should business owners in Lancaster County care about it? This week, get [...]

By | May 15th, 2018|Center for Regional Analysis, Latest-News|

LNP – Twisted Bine Beer Co. opening brewery/restaurant this summer in Mount Joy

The Twisted Bine Beer Co. project started with EDC through the Borough Collaborative project. It was then handed off to EDC’s Business Retention Expansion team who worked with EDC Finance to assist Twisted Bine Beer Co. in securing an SBA 504 loan. Article featured on LancasterOnline. Twisted Bine Beer Co., a new restaurant and brewery, [...]

By | May 15th, 2018|Latest-News|

LNP – State loans totaling $984,000 help 2 Lancaster County firms add advanced equipment

Article featured on LancasterOnline. Two Lancaster County industrial businesses will add equipment thanks to loans awarded Wednesday by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority. The two companies, Flex-Cell Precision and Weaver Industries, both provide computer numerical control (CNC) machining. Flex-Cell Precision, which makes military and commercial electronics enclosures, received a $584,000 loan toward the $1.46 million [...]

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

LNP – How CareerLink helped attract California meal-kit firm — with 200 jobs — to Lancaster

Article featured on LancasterOnline. Last fall, as a California company named Gobble was thinking of opening an eastern U.S. operations center in Lancaster, one obstacle gave company executive Steve Robinson pause: The county’s stellar unemployment rate. With a jobless rate consistently below 4 percent — a level that economists consider “full” employment — how could [...]

By | April 26th, 2018|Latest-News|

LNP – Taking stock of parking in Lancaster: Study to assess supply, needs over next decade

Article featured on LancasterOnline. Workers are starting to peel the exterior walls off the former Bulova building at 101 N. Queen St. On East King Street, excavation and foundation work is underway for the expansion of Fulton Financial’s headquarters. Directly across the street, the second tower of the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square is taking [...]

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

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|Center for Regional Analysis, 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|