Upcoming event

Short Line Model Railroad Club Annual Holiday Train Show-12/2-3

Short Line Model Railroad Club To Hold Annual Holiday Train Show every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 25 to Jan. 14 from 1 PM to 4 PM.

Upcoming event

Christmas Open House

The Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley's annual Christmas Open House. Includes the 1869 Victorian mansion, a living history print shop, musical entertainment, light refreshments and children can visit with Santa!

Featured event

2023 Jingle Bell Trolley Tour


Various locations

The Jingle Bell Tour is back for the 10th season! Mainspring of Ephrata cordially invites you to this special community event.

Leading our economic future

There are many positive developments in Ephrata and we are pleased to continually welcome new businesses to our community. Located in the heart of Northern Lancaster County, we are centrally located within the Philadelphia-Harrisburg Metroplex. Ephrata has direct access to three powerful global cities: Philadelphia, Washington, and New York City. Our central location, business-friendly staff, and our outstanding quality of life make Ephrata an ideal place for locating or expanding a business.

Growing together

You are a valuable part of Ephrata’s success. Whether you work, own a business, or are planning your business in Ephrata, there are countless opportunities for you to grow professionally! New businesses establish themselves in Ephrata every year. Some of our local businesses have been around since the 1800s. Our community supports thriving small, mid-size, and large companies. We look forward to welcoming yours!


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Support systems for success

We are here to help you succeed in business. Our goal is to equip you with all the necessary tools you need to establish, run, and navigate a prosperous business in Ephrata. Whether you are an established business or are planning to move your organization to Ephrata, we have the tools you need to thrive. If you’re interested in starting your business in Ephrata, visit our Business Startup Checklist and Financial Health Check to ensure both you and your potential business are on the right track!