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

Santa’s Arrival & Tree Lighting Event

5:30pm-8pm

Our Ephrata tradition of Santa's arrival and tree lighting continues. Mainspring of Ephrata is taking this event to new levels! You won't want to miss it!

Featured event

Candlelight Open House

Visit with friends & family to discover the sights, sounds, & crafts of the past & present in a relaxed evening under the stars. Enjoy light refreshments. Tickets $6 for everyone age 3 and above.

Upcoming event

Ephrata Area Garden Club – December 2, 2019 meeting

6:15pm-7:30pm

Join us as Ken's Greenhouse in Smokestown presents a program on Mon., Dec. 2, 2019 at 6:15 PM. Kathy Anderson-Splain and Kathy Trout, from Ken's, will present a demo on "Making Bird Feeder Wreaths". All Welcome.

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.