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Center for Regional Analysis

Director of the Center for Regional Analysis

Naomi Young joined the EDC team in 2018 as the first Director of the Center for Regional Analysis. Young brings a deep background in economics and public policy, most recently as a senior economist at The University of Maryland’s Environmental Finance Center. To learn more about Naomi Young, read her interview with LNP here.

 About the Center

In late 2016, EDC’s Board of Directors focused on a growing trend in the economic development industry:  the need and expectation for strong data and analysis as a fundamental to driving its own programming as well as guiding effective, sustainable growth in Lancaster County.  Recognizing a void in the Central PA marketplace, EDC advanced an ambitious initiative to develop its own applied economic research center, securing $1 million in seed grants from both The Steinman Foundation and the BB&T Economic Growth Fund at the Lancaster County Community Foundation.



Advisory Committee

  • John Cox, President, Turkey Hill Dairy
  • Jonathan Fry, Principal, Simon Lever LLP
  • Mark Gainer, Retired, Union Community Bank
  • Sanjay Guglani, Chief Strategy Officer, The High Companies
  • David Hosler, COO, Murray Securus
  • Heather Valudes, Advocacy Director, The Lancaster Chamber
  • Lauren Frick, Corporate Secretary, The Steinman Foundation
  • Ryan Martin, Principal/Creative Director, The Infantree
  • Jill Welch, Partner, Barley Snyder, LLP
  • Bev Wise, People & Culture Director, Ten Thousand Villages
  • Susan Wynne, Senior VP, Business Development, Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine

Updates from the Center

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 [...]

January 29th, 2018|

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 [...]

December 5th, 2017|

November 2017 Newsletter

November 27th, 2017|