Welcome to our Introductory Newsletter
Welcome to the introductory edition of the Lancaster County Boroughs – Economic Development Newsletter.
The eighteen boroughs in Lancaster County, while different in many ways, face similar challenges in addressing a common need for economic development that generates tax revenues, addresses underutilized properties and enhances local communities. Over the past six months, the Economic Development Company of Lancaster County (EDC) has met with both public officials and staff in many of the County’s boroughs, and has consistently heard the desire to strengthen localized community and economic development activity, even in the face of fewer resources. We also found a desire and willingness to strengthen the connectivity of the Boroughs by defining common goals and shared needs. Importantly, these conversations have helped EDC learn more about each Borough, make new business connections and learn about specific redevelopment sites.
Over the past two months, EDC has developed a more formalized initiative, engaging the Working Group listed below and borough representatives throughout the County. Key strategies that have been identified are to:
- Make connections & share information around economic development initiatives in Lancaster County
- Build capacity to address development opportunities and challenges
- Develop an education component focused on economic development topics
Our goal is to help facilitate economic development that is supported by local leadership. We have created this newsletter focused on Lancaster County’s Boroughs to disseminate information regularly that includes updates on projects, planning activities, and redevelopment opportunities.
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