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Pharmaceutical Packaging & Distribution

Well-known pharmaceutical giants like Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and GlaxoSmithKline all have production and packaging locations in Lancaster County. The ideal geographic location, access to major markets, and a strong transportation infrastructure makes it a desirable location for companies looking to reach their customers quickly.

Pharmaceutical Facts for Lancaster County

  • Pennsylvania and nearby states are home to many of the world’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Nearly 80 percent of the world’s largest biomedical and pharmaceutical companies have a presence in the Greater Philadelphia region
  • Access to major metropolitan markets such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and New York City
  • Accounts for 5,000+ jobs and $1 billion in sales

Competitive Advantages

Access to Markets

Lancaster County is centrally located in the New York-Washington, D.C. corridor and is within a 500-mile radius of more than 40% of the U.S. population and more than 60% of Canada’s population.

Transportation Infrastructure

Lancaster County is in one of the most productive distribution corridors and boasts a robust transportation infrastructure, including easy access to rail, road, and international airports.

Incentives & Financing

EDC of Lancaster County, along with its sister organization EDC Finance Corporation, provides financing and incentives to companies and businesses looking to locate or expand in the area.