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In 2014 the Lancaster City Alliance developed a 15-year economic development plan for the City of Lancaster to enhance the community’s quality of life and ensure economic growth. Lancaster entered into this planning process from a position of advantage, largely the result of the successes of the previous Lancaster Economic Development Action Agenda (“LDR Plan”), produced in 1998. Therefore, Lancaster has been building on its strengths and creating an environment that fosters growth and development, elevates the economic well-being of the community, and sets a foundation for healthy urban economic development in the future. As we move through the implementation of the plan through 2030, Building On Strength is expected to evolve and be adapted to work in harmony with other community plans.
In 2018, the recommendations of the plan were recalibrated in response to changing circumstances, and reflect an additional emphasis on the following:
§ Affordable and mixed-income housing development
§ Alignment with the goals and strategies of the One Good Job poverty reduction plan adopted in 2016
§ More efficient transportation options for travel within the City
§ Better defining the entrepreneurial ecosystem
§ Marketing to residential developers and a growing consumer base
The following are the five big questions. They include:
We have also taken the opportunity to celebrate the plan’s remarkable success, identify challenges, and adapt the plan to our changing world. You can review each of those things here. Building on Strength was always meant to be flexible, which has been a key to the plan’s success, it was recalibrated at the end of year three and again as a result of the pandemic. As we move closer to the second half of Building on Strength implementation we look forward to sharing how the plan will reflect the needs of our community.