Main Street Programs
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.
YCEA can leverage the extensive wisdom that Downtown Inc has gained revitalizing Downtown York and apply it to our impactful work in small communities throughout York County like Wrightsville, Fairview, and Spring Grove. The success of the Main Street Hanover program will be replicated throughout our County with the expertise of DI.
Main Street Hanover
Main Street Hanover (MSH) launched in January 2013, a collaborative effort between Hanover Borough, Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce, Partnership for Economic Development of York County, and York County Economic Alliance. Following the Main Street Four Point Approach© of Organization, Design, Economic Restructuring and Promotion, the community has embraced the revitalization movement.
The mission of Main Street Hanover is to expand the economic capacity of downtown Hanover, thus improving the business environment, enhancing the quality of place, and increasing community synergy.