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

Cooking Club: It’s a Seedy-Day in the Neighborhood

Eating seeds is not just for the birds or Everything Bagels! Learn how to cook and bake with sunflower, pumpkin and sesame seeds to make nutritious back-to-school snacks or sides for dinner for you and your family.

Upcoming event

Concerts by the Creek: Steal Your Peach


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

Featured event

Brown Bag Lunch

Join us for our LUNCH ON THE PLAZA. Get out of the office for lunch! Grab a bite at an eaterie downtown & enjoy this great space! Bring a co-worker, enjoy your lunch, listen to music & relax!

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.


Fostering economic stability for everyone.


Providing a secure place for community growth.


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.