About Mainspring


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


Mainspring of Ephrata celebrates the unique history, landscape, and blended cultures of Ephrata by cultivating a memorable, multigenerational and thriving community.


As an organization, we strive to be: Collaborative – Mainspring of Ephrata forges strategic partnerships with community groups, government representatives and residents to move our work forward. Inclusive – By providing a venue for all to participate in developing our local economy and community, Mainspring of Ephrata values inclusivity. Imaginative – We value solutions that are “outside of the box” and seek to showcase Ephrata’s uniqueness by promoting our historical value, recreational assets, and award-winning institutions. Impactful – Through our work, Mainspring of Ephrata impacts the day-to-day lives of our business owners, residents, and visitors.

Our key strategies for success

We’re committed to honoring Ephrata’s past, embracing the present, and inspiring the future.


Building a network of partners, volunteers & local government to meet the needs of our current & future community.

Physical Development

Connecting our assets, resources & environment, to build & sustain a vibrant community.

Business Development

Foster a vibrant, prosperous, & growing community through economic opportunities.

Community & Events

Honor our past, embrace the present & create the inspiration for the future.

organization history and info

Mainspring of Ephrata is the consolidation of three existing organizations; Downtown Ephrata Inc., Ephrata Alliance and the Ephrata Economic Development Corporation. Each of these organizations were responsible for some of the great community events, development of Mountain Springs, murals, plaza development, just to mention a few. Our mission is to promote the economic vitality of the Ephrata community.

Mainspring of Ephrata is governed by a 13 member board of directors, all of whom are volunteers – residents, business owners, professionals, educators, borough representatives and representatives from other community non-profits. Together, they form a hard working board of directors. Meet our Board of Directors, Staff and view our Financial information here.

About Our Ephrata Community-Learn About Ephrata History Today!

Want to learn more about the history and culture of Ephrata PA? Then let Mainspring Of Ephrata help! Learn more about what we do and why we love Ephrata PA when you visit our website!