GRAND OPENING of Ephrata Bike Park @ Heatherwood - Saturday, October 19, 2019, NOON-4pm! Join us at the Lemon Street entrance of Rail Trail. Tours, Demonstrations, Food Trucks, & more...

 GRAND OPENING of Ephrata Bike Park @ Heatherwood - Saturday, October 19, 2019, NOON-4pm! Join us at the Lemon Street entrance of Rail Trail. Tours, Demonstrations, Food Trucks, & more...

 GRAND OPENING of Ephrata Bike Park @ Heatherwood - Saturday, October 19, 2019, NOON-4pm! Join us at the Lemon Street entrance of Rail Trail. Tours, Demonstrations, Food Trucks, & more...

 GRAND OPENING of Ephrata Bike Park @ Heatherwood - Saturday, October 19, 2019, NOON-4pm! Join us at the Lemon Street entrance of Rail Trail. Tours, Demonstrations, Food Trucks, & more...

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

Party on the Plaza @ The Whistle Stop

4:30pm-8pm

The Party on the Plaza at the Whistle is a downtown community event that combines food, adult beverages, and LIVE music. The event is a great opportunity for friends and neighbors to gather together. Admission is free.

Upcoming event

Akron/Ephrata CROP Hunger Walk

A family friendly 5K Walk on the Linear Trail to fight hunger locally and world wide. Some funds raised will be donated to Ephrata Area Social Services and Ephrata Power Packs.Register at www.crophungerwalk.org/ephratapa

Upcoming event

Keystone Villa 5th Anniversary Open House

We're celebrating 5 years in the Ephrata community with a fundraiser for Pa Breast Cancer Coalition. We will have "Sentimental Journey", an 8 piece band, playing from 1-3 along with food, games, raffles and a bake sale.

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.