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Boroughs Initiative

The Lancaster County Boroughs Initiative is a ground-level approach to working with the 18 Boroughs of Lancaster County on economic development initiatives to achieve measurable economic and community revitalization goals.

Local leaders have expressed ongoing interest in economic development that generates tax revenue, addresses barriers to redevelopment, and improves vitality in key areas.  The Boroughs Initiative was created as a way to engage with the Boroughs and bring value to their pursuit of economic development. Key components of the initiative include expanding outreach and connections at the local level, creating value through facilitating and participating in projects, and developing ways to work more collectively at a more macro level.

Making Connections & Generating/Sharing Information

  • Sends out a bi-monthly Boroughs Economic Development Newsletters
  • Regional Meetings were hosted in May 2016 to discuss common economic development opportunities and challenges within the Boroughs
  • Facilitates continued dialogue between boroughs, EDC and other partner organizations

Building Capacity to Address Opportunities & Challenges

  • Fosters collaboration between boroughs and with partner organizations and private businesses
  • Pilot Conceptual Development Program

Developing Economic Development Education Programming for Borough Leaders

  • Pilot Economic Development Planning Event
  • 2017 Boroughs Economic Development 3-Part Education Series

EDC Lancaster County Boroughs Initiative sponsored by


Boroughs Updates

Placemaking in Our Boroughs Event | September 22, 2017

with presentations by Rebecca Denlinger, Rising Tide Collaborative and Kathleen Frankford, Discover Lancaster. Click the image below to view the presentation slides.   Presenters Rebecca Denlinger Building on 25 years of professional success, Rebecca started [...]

Boroughs Economic Development Update – August 2017

LNP – Lititz looks to build on success by turning Lititz Run industrial zone into beckoning shops, housing

Article featured on LancasterOnline. Lititz, celebrated for its beckoning, pedestrian-friendly, tree-lined downtown, isn’t taking success for granted. Borough leaders think even more can be done to make the small town, population 9,200, an appealing place [...]

Our Marietta Overview

A special piece prepared by Rebecca Denlinger With the development of both the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail and the Susquehanna Riverland Conservation Landscape Initiative, Marietta Borough is uniquely positioned to leverage the benefits of [...]

BRC-11 – Wenger Feed Mill Update EDC led the Conceptual Development Program in Ephrata with the help and leadership of Rick Jackson, from ELA Group, a team of volunteers, and a dedicated group of local leaders. You can learn more [...]