LancasterProspers is an effort, sponsored by the Economic Development Company of Lancaster County and EDC Finance Corporation (collectively "EDC"), to pursue the creation of a County-wide economic development strategy that attempts to aim the many participants in the economic and community development arena toward some set of common goals. EDC's own Strategic Planning Steering Committee spent much of 2002 reviewing economic development efforts throughout Lancaster County, and what we learned was that economic and community development in Lancaster County have become fragmented as more and more organizations have ventured into the field.
decided that during 2003, it would help to explore how the many
involved in economic development (from schools to
boroughs to lending groups. . .) could better coordinate their
efforts toward a set of common, County-wide economic development
Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness at George Mason University
was hired to facilitate this effort-helping to focus community
and economic development thinking toward the key issues that
addressed as a community. LancasterProspers will require the better
part of 2003 to accomplish and years beyond that to fully implement.
Long-term, the community will be stronger for having a common vision
of its economic future.
documents in PDF format.
Contacts at EDC
the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness
David K. Nikoloff, President - firstname.lastname@example.org
John W. Biemiller, Vice President - email@example.com
Annette E. Bart, Program Analyst - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean K. Rehrig, Office & Systems Director - email@example.com
Kenneth E. Poole, president & CEO
Erik R. Pages, Entreworks
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