Featured event

Blue Ridge Baseball Camp/Clinic Experience Sweepstakes

Summer-Tradition-Memories! Blue Ridge, has partnered with the Lancaster Barnstormers to provide the opportunity for 25 youth, ages 7-12, to learn baseball skills in an official stadium. Entry deadline June 5, 2022.

Featured event

Wednesdays at the WhistleStop ~ May 2022


Join Mainspring of Ephrata for this Happy Hour-style event held on the 4th Wednesdays of May, June, and July.

Featured event

Whistle Stop Party on the Plaza June 2022


Party on the Plaza is a FREE downtown community event combining food, LIVE music, adult beverages, and gathering together with friends and neighbors. Our dates are June 4, August 6 & October 1!

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!