Upcoming event

Ephrata Concert Band Season Finale Concert


Carl Tobias, conductor emeritus of the Ephrata Concert Band, will conduct the band's 2019 season finale on July 21st at 7:15 pm at the band shell in Grater Park. Please bring chairs.

Featured event

Brown Bag Lunch

Join us for our LIVE ON THE PLAZA Brown Bag Lunch series. Grab lunch at The Pressed Plate, Scratch Bakes or Griddle & Grind Cafe and bring it to the plaza for fun-filled lunch. Entertainment by Kel Lee Fasnacht.

Upcoming event

Ephrata Elks Summer Music Fest

All day

Saturday, July 27th, 2019 Gates Open 11:30 a.m. Bands start at Noon--Copper Sky, Fast Lane, Southern Blu, Ghost Light Radio Show, Miss T & the Mosquitoes, Crackerboxx, & Perfect Strangers CASH BAR / FOOD / VENDORS

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!