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Public hearing on Lancaster economic planning canceled

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A public hearing focusing on strategies Lancaster has employed to attract businesses and residents and grow the local economy has been cancelled because of inclement weather travel conditions, according to committee chairman Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster.

The hearing had been scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. today in Southern Market Center's City Council Chambers at 100 S. Queen St., Lancaster.

Lancaster is one of two communities recently chosen to pilot Pennsylvania's City Revitalization and Improvement Zone program.

The planned agenda was as follows:

  • 3 p.m. – Welcome and opening remarks
  • 3:10 p.m. – State Sen. Lloyd Smucker, 13th Senatorial District
  • 3:30 p.m. – Panel one:
    • Tom Baldridge, president and CEO, Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    • David Nikoloff, president, Economic Development Co. of Lancaster County
    • Randy Patterson, director of economic development and neighborhood revitalization, City of Lancaster
  • 4:10 p.m. – Panel two:
    • Bob Shoemaker, president and CEO, Lancaster City Alliance
    • Carlos Graupera, CEO and executive director, Spanish American Civic Association
    • Jessica Mailhot, executive director, Lancaster Central Market
  • 4:50 p.m. – Closing remarks

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