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Light Manufacturing

Manufacturing is making a comeback in our nation, and it’s no different in Lancaster County. The light manufacturing industry sector employs 13 percent of the county’s workforce and pays 20 percent of all the wages.

Light Manufacturing Facts for Lancaster County

  • Manufacturing accounts for $12.5 billion in annual sales
  • Manufacturing employs more than 38,000 – that’s 13 percent of the county’s workforce
  • Manufacturing pays 20 percent of all wages
  • The average annual salary for manufacturing jobs in 2011 was $64,415

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