We in Lancaster County are fortunate to have Lancaster County Economic Development working for us.
They have come so far under the leadership of President Keith Tunnell and his great staff. In 2013, the LCED was instrumental in bringing more than $363 million dollars in new investments and more than 2,300 jobs to Lancaster County.
The LCED has now partnered with the Lancaster County School District and area industries to organize the first workforce tour of local manufacturing companies to increase faculty and administrator awareness of local employment opportunities in Lancaster County. The purpose of the workforce tour is to teach the local school board about options and training requirements for high school graduates and their post-secondary career options.
“By addressing the needs of our existing industry today, we are guaranteeing our children a solid career track for their future as well as establishing a solid labor force for existing industry to grow and expand their businesses within our county,” said LCED Director of Business Retention and Expansion Elaine McKinney.
The workforce tour visited Fancy Pokket, Lancaster County Airport-McWhirter Field, Nutramax Laboratories, the Haile hold mine and Rico Industries.
“The preparation of the next generation is of the highest importance for the LCED and developing a pipeline of qualified workers via the assistance of the Lancaster County School District and existing industry by establishing a comprehensive curriculum for K-12 – this is imperative for the success of Lancaster County and economic growth," said Tunnell said.
I am proud of LCED and their accomplishments. What an asset to Lancaster County.
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