Build & Grow Relationships

The best policies are based on data-driven research, using engaged, diverse stakeholders and by fostering thought that motivates people to think regionally. It is a process that CREC has done successfully since 2009, and it has helped expand our client base and grow communities. Clients vary from single municipalities and private-sector firms:

• Cities • Think tanks
• States • National organizations

Client Profile

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Statistically, nearly 18% of Lancaster County, Pa.’s workforce is employed through manufacturing. Nearly 11,000 companies operate in the county. Top-notch health care, thriving universities and a dynamic business environment support the area’s economy.


Project Catalogue

Lancaster County-Wide Economic Development Strategy
Start Date: Jan 2003 — End Date: Oct 2004

The Council for Community & Economic Research (C2ER) and the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) helped county leaders in Lancaster to identify several strategic priorities for action. The historically manufacturing-dominated region of 450,000 people is undergoing economic transformation and its leaders wanted to develop a cohesive vision and action plan for more than 60 municipalities and […]