our community. our future.

our mission

To improve the quality of life in our community through increased economic opportunity.

Our vision is to foster a vibrant, prosperous, and growing Ephrata through extraordinary community and economic development.

Upcoming event

Ephrata Concert Band Season Finale Concert

7:15pm

Carl Tobias, conductor emeritus of the Ephrata Concert Band, will conduct the band's 2019 season finale on July 21st at 7:15 pm at the band shell in Grater Park. Please bring chairs.

Upcoming event

Garden Club: Growing Seasonally for Zone 6

Let’s review what you can continue to plant this month, identify and address those common garden pests, and what chores are appropriate for the month of July.

Upcoming event

Concerts by the Creek: Lower Case Blues

6:30pm-8:30pm

Grater Park

Join us for this free, all-ages concert in Ephrata's Grater Park. Food trucks on-site.

Proud of our heritage

Ephrata is proud of its history and heritage. From our beautiful architecture to our annual cultural traditions, there is community pride in our past, present, and future that is uniquely Ephrata.

A community for all

We are dedicated to honoring our past, embracing the present, and inspiring the future through community connectivity, economic development, community identity, and sustainability.

Vitality

Fostering economic stability for everyone.

Safety

Providing a secure place for community growth.

Connection

Facilitating communication and collaboration.

Full of excitement to discover

Explore our fast-growing community, wide greenspace, and activities Ephrata has to offer. Travel to 1732 through architecture, nationally-recognized historic sites, museums, and research center. Enjoy our movie theatre and the Ephrata Performing Arts Center.

Building and sustaining a vibrant community

Mainspring of Ephrata is the consolidation of three pre-existing development organizations; Downtown Ephrata Inc., Ephrata Alliance, and the Ephrata Economic Development Corporation. The merging of these organizations created Mainspring of Ephrata.