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Site Location Assistance

Situated within 500 miles of more than 40% of the nation’s population and 60% of Canada’s population, York County, Pennsylvania is the ideal location for growing businesses. YCEA offers assistance and resource connections to facilitate the entire site location process.

We look forward to working with you on your location or expansion project. Most importantly, we welcome you to the thriving York County business community. For more information regarding your site location needs, please contact the following York County Economic Alliance team members:

Kenetha Hansen — Director, Economic Development & Financing
Jill Rexroth — Manager, Economic Development & Financing
Dawn Lenz Manager, Economic Development & Financing

YCEA’s site location services include:

  • Site searches
  • Demographic data and mapping
  • Site and community tours
  • Utility provider connections
  • Business, community and municipal introductions
  • Economic financing and incentive information
  • Workforce development resources

Why York?

York County is located in the South Central Region of Pennsylvania, and in recent decades has been an area of dynamic growth. The principal development area in the county encompasses the City of York and adjacent municipalities and accounts for nearly half of the population. An equally dynamic, but smaller development area, is centered around the Borough of Hanover.


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The York County Economic Alliance understands that utilities and transportation are an important part of the site location process. Local utility and transportation providers that serve the York County area are:

Foreign-Trade Zone 147

Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 147 is a regional economic development project that encompasses nine counties, including York County. There are numerous FTZ designated sites within the county, including GlaxoSmithKline. In addition, York County has an active general purpose warehouse at Southern Cross Logistics. A general purpose warehouse is a facility operated by an FTZ designated user, which in turn allows the general public use of and access to zone benefits. For information on an available site within a FTZ 147 designation or on obtaining a designation for your site, please contact our office or visit

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​Data & Demographics

YCEA can provide you with detailed data and demographic information for federal, state, and local sources.