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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

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Boroughs Updates

EVENT – A Panel Discussion with “The People You’d Like to See in Your Borough”

  EDC presents its third installment for a three-part education series for 2017. On December 14th, the Boroughs Collaborative will host a panel discussion with local business leaders, who will share their perspective on doing [...]

Education Series Part III – Panel Discussion

LNP – Buyers complete purchase of Hinkle’s building in Columbia, eyeing doubling restaurant

This article was featured on LancasterOnline. Buying the Hinkle’s building in downtown Columbia and reviving the restaurant inside are a pair of pretty big achievements. But real estate investors Don Murphy and his wife, Becky, [...]

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