About Mainspring


To assist in the creation, retention, and re-investment of resources that increase the economic opportunities and improve the quality of life in our community.


To foster a vibrant, prosperous, and growing Ephrata through extraordinary community and economic development.


We hold vitality, safety, and connection in the highest regards. By supporting economic stability, providing a safe environment, and initiating communication and collaboration, we foster community development.

Our key strategies for success

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

Community Connectivity

Through events, communication, and regional outreach, we build and sustain a vibrant community.

Economic Development

We work to develop a sought-after community to live, work, and prosper by supporting residents and business owners.

Community Identity

Mainspring is proud to celebrate Ephrata’s heritage and history and looks forward to our town’s bright future.


Recognizing the relationship between our natural and built environments allows us to promote economic and social development.

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.

Help us shape Ephrata's future!

Ephrata is your community and it is important you share your ideas, your time, and your contributions to shape and move our community forward. Please help us help the community.