Local Partner: Downtown Inc.
Since its founding in 1741, York has been home to makers and doers. A frontier town on the edge of the Pennsylvania Colony, York served for nine months as the Capital of the United States from September 30, 1777- June 27, 1778. An early manufacturing leader, York was a hotspot for technological innovation with contributions including the first coal-fired locomotive, and the first iron-steam boat. In the Second World War, The York Plan was a national model for industrial policy to support the war effort. Today, York is a city on the rise, with a vibrant arts district, live music events and venues, cultural and heritage tourism, first class lodging, and location in close proximity to outdoor recreational assets, York is a premier destination for visitors from far and wide.
Local Partner: Seven Valleys Borough
Nestled in the rolling hills of Southern York County, Seven Valleys, is a quaint post-industrial town with abundant history. Formerly home to an Iron Ore Mine, Seven Valleys was home to one of the first facilities to produce ice cream on an industrial scale. Light manufacturing including garments and cigars petered out in the 20th century. Today, even Valleys is home to a local Winery and the popular Valley Tavern and remains a “haven of quirt serenity and a delightful place to live”.