CENTER FOR REGIONAL ANALYSIS
WE KNOW LANCASTER AND CENTRAL PA
Launched in early 2018, the Center for Regional Analysis (CRA) is the premier source of insight into economic conditions driving our local economy.
WHAT WE DO
INFORMED DECISION MAKING TO DRIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH IN LOCAL ECONOMIES
CRA conducts research on a range of policy and market issues impacting the growth of regional communities and businesses.
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UNEMPLOYMENT IN LANCASTER COUNTY:
TRACKING INITIAL CLAIMS TO UNDERSTAND THE STATE OF BUSINESS
In the moment, initial unemployment claims are providing important, timely information on how businesses are responding to COVID-19 conditions and signaling their outlook on the economy returning to normal. The Center for Regional Analysis’ full report can be downloaded below.
- Unemployment by Sector – June 09, 2020
- Unemployment Metric – May 29, 2020
- Unemployment Metric – April 28, 2020
AN EARLY READ ON THE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK OF LANCASTER COUNTY RESIDENTS
The Center for Regional Analysis partnered with the LNP Media Group to launch a Lancaster-based poll of people’s confidence and expectation about the economy. The full report can be downloaded below.
- Consumer Sentiment in Lancaster County – June 23, 2020
- Consumer Sentiment in Lancaster County – May 19, 2020
- Consumer Sentiment in Lancaster County – April 18, 2020
SMALL BUSINESS IS THE BUSINESS OF LANCASTER COUNTY
Lancaster County’s economy is made up of small businesses. With over 13,000 businesses, all but 3% have fewer than 100 employees. These small businesses face the greatest risk of closure as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and the economy slips into a recession.