Economic Development

Mission Statement
The mission of the City of Lancaster’s Department of Economic Development is to create favorable site-selection or expansion decisions for new and existing business and industry through aggressive sales and marketing programs that are designed to create a growing tax base for the community of Lancaster through new business development, existing business retention, and job creation and by ensuring a financially sustainable city government and enhancing the overall quality of life for the citizens of Lancaster.

Action Plan
Economic development action plan:
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a seamless process associated with the city’s development procedures

  • Create and recommend to the City Council new policies and formulas for determining the feasibility and financial return from incentives associated with potential development projects in Lancaster

  • Create new collateral materials necessary to showcase all development opportunities in Lancaster

  • Develop action-oriented sales and marketing programs that create an interest in Lancaster by commercial, industrial, and retail operations

  • Develop and implement a program directed at manufacturers located in Asia that solicits their utilization of Lancaster as a destination point for the shipment of their products

  • Identify foreign sources of financial investment in Lancaster

  • Implement an aggressive sales-calling program on the commercial development and real estate brokerage communities

  • Implement programs that identify the growth and expansion needs of existing industries in Lancaster

  • Work with the board of the Lancaster Economic Development Corporation and respond to incentive requests made by projects that are considering locating in Lancaster