Featured event

Santa’s Arrival & Tree Lighting Event

5:30pm-8pm

Our Ephrata tradition of Santa's arrival and tree lighting continues. Mainspring of Ephrata is taking this event to new levels! You won't want to miss it!

Featured event

Candlelight Open House

Visit with friends & family to discover the sights, sounds, & crafts of the past & present in a relaxed evening under the stars. Enjoy light refreshments. Tickets $6 for everyone age 3 and above.

Featured event

Christmas at the Cloister

Spend a few moments in quiet reflection with seasonal readings & holiday music in the 1741 Meetinghouse at the Ephrata Cloister. Performances at 6:30 and 8:00 pm each night. Advance tickets are required.

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!

1,283

Active businesses and organizations

$176m

Average annual sales

$47,357

Median household income

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!