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.

Featured event

2019 Ephrata Brewfest

The 4th Annual Ephrata Brewfest is here! Join us Saturday, June 22nd, at Whistle Stop Plaza for an afternoon of beer, food, and live music. Tickets go on sale April 1, 2019.


Upcoming event

Exhibition: From DNA to Beer

Visit this traveling exhibition presenting case studies of major scientific and medical accomplishments in the fields of biotechnology while showcasing the union with industry.

Upcoming event

Ryan Mayersky LIVE at Weathered Vineyards Ephrata

Come on out and enjoy some great country music with Ryan Mayersky.

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.