Our goal is to create a sustainable, equitable and dynamic economy that elevates well-being throughout the county.
Together, the City of York, the Downtown York Business Improvement District, the York County Planning Commission, and the York County Economic Alliance have partnered with nationally known Fourth Economy Consultants to help align stakeholders around a common vision and develop a countywide strategic action plan.
This is an opportunity to drive future economic growth that will position York as a highly desirable location to live, learn, work, and play. This initiative is possible through funding support by the York County Community Foundation’s Non-Profit Management Assistance fund, Powder Mill Foundation and the Warehime Foundation.
Updates & Progress
The York County Economic Action Plan is nearing a completion and final approval.
Click here to view a draft of the final plan.
Here’s the what the process looks like:
- October 22: York County Economic Alliance unanimously approved the EAP
- October 28: York County Planning Commission advertised the EAP public hearing and the 45-day public comment began
- November 17, 1-2 PM: EAP public hearing in front of York County Planning Commission
- December 15: York County Planning Commission formally recommends approval of EAP
- December 16: County Commissioners public hearing and approval as part of the county’s comprehensive plan
- Early Spring: City of York Comprehensive Plan is on track for early spring approval
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Fourth Economy’s Process
A more resilient county economy
Investment in entrepreneurs and community businesses
Equitable access to opportunity and increased inclusion
A shared plan for action
Benchmarking and Metric Tracking
The planning process for the York County Economic Plan is being guided by a Steering Committee of leaders from the business, nonprofit, government, education, and workforce communities.
Working Group Co-Chairs
Several working groups will be formed to develop strategies around key topic areas. These working groups are co-chaired by the following community leaders.
The Future of Industry
CEO, Groff International
former CEO, RH Sheppard
Workforce & Talent Development
Jesse Mc Cree,
South Central PA Works
JD Brown Center for Entrepreneurship, York College
Community Initiatives Development Corporation
Equity & Economic Mobility
Councilwoman Judy Ritter-Dickson,
York City Council
CEO, Community Progress Council
Quality of Place
Cultural Alliance of York County
Farm and Natural Lands Trust
Board Chair, York County Redevelopment Authority
Dave Bode and Heather Kreiger,
Rock Real Estate
The Rural Economy
AgChoice Farm Credit
Dave and Anne Loeffler,