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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

August 2017 Newsletter

October 17th, 2017|

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 [...]

November 15th, 2016|

LNP – New economic research center to boost Lancaster County’s competitiveness

Lancaster County business leaders are launching a research center to study the local economy and offer executives key data as they weigh opportunities to expand or relocate. The move, announced Wednesday, is designed to boost [...]

November 3rd, 2016|