In September 2018, the YCEA and Downtown Inc announced a strategic affiliation to bring greater prosperity to all of York County, and downtown York. The foundation of this strategic affiliation is built upon the accomplishments of both organizations. By bringing two economic development powerhouses together to achieve their distinct missions, we will increase our capacity without diminishing our impact. At the core of this strategic affiliation is one simple goal: to increase economic growth across York County and within Downtown York in order to create sustained prosperity for all York County residents.
Downtown Inc has partnered with PNC for a series of virtual workshops that help merchants keep up to date on best practices for customer service, social media and more.
Join us for a semi-annual update of important initiatives in Downtown York, hosted by Downtown Inc at The Appell Center for the Performing Arts.
Go Green in the City
Join us in Downtown York PA for the Annual Go Green in the City event! This fun, family-friendly festival, celebrating green, healthy and local living, will be taking over the block between N. Beaver Street, N. Pershing Avenue, W. Clarke Avenue, and the White Rose Bar and Grill parking lot. The interactive street fair will include vendors, live music, live animals, locally sourced food, interactive art and much more!
Downtown First Awards
This annual celebration honors businesses, organizations and individuals who put Downtown York first through their commitments of time, advocacy and resources.
First Friday is a celebration of Downtown shops, restaurants, cultural venues, and nightlife hotspots. From 5:00 – 9:00 p.m., downtown shops and restaurants host special events, offer refreshments & promotions, and sponsor live entertainment. EVERYONE is welcome to attend! #FFYORK
Hanging of the Greens
Downtown Inc and our volunteers work to get downtown York ready for the holidays every year with the Hanging of the Greens. During this annual event, volunteers swag lamp-posts and bridges with greenery and bows in anticipation of the holiday season ahead.
Sweet Pint Tasting Tours
The Sweetest Pint Downtown Tasting Tours are a series of Downtown pub and restaurant crawls that marry craft beer with inspired dishes. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Downtown Inc.