by Dave Miller
Why do business in Lancaster County?
The culture in the county is of the hardworking type. You can expect that your labor field will have plenty of people looking for a reason to work extra hours rather than finding reasons to go home early. As one friend stated, “I work from “can till can’t”. If its daylight I can see, if its dark I can’t”.
Outsourcing work or repairs is easy in this area because there is always an expert close by. If you need to have someone to do aluminum welding you have the option of finding not just a welder but a welder that is experienced and proficient and considered an expert in whatever specialty you need.
From a Real Estate tax stand point Lancaster County holds the bragging rights when compared to its eastern and southern neighbors. Chester County, Pa and the state of Maryland hold some good jobs but a growing trend is for their workforce to live in Lancaster County and commute.
NY Times Agrees
Here is a quote from an article in the NY Times:
“There is just a formidable work ethic in Lancaster County, the hearty farmers who saw the Amish and the Mennonites around here working so hard. Then there is an innovative, entrepreneurial streak here, too. Finally, there is the loyalty. The owners want to give jobs to local people and keep them here forever.” – Barry Miller, Susquehanna Bank
The article is titled: An Unlikely Haven for Rock ’n’ Roll Entrepreneurs
It’s about why Michael Tait from Tait Towers say’s business in Lititz was too good to move elsewhere.
Read the rest of the article: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/28/business/smallbusiness/28sbiz.html?_r=1&