Hanover Regional Economic Development Plan Survey

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey prepared by the Hanover Regional Economic Development Plan Steering Committee. Your feedback is important to us as we guide the development of strategies and projects to strengthen our local economy.

This survey includes seven (7) questions and should only take about five (5) to ten (10) minutes of your time. The responses will only be publicly shared in aggregate. Please share thoughts and ideas that in your opinion will result in creation of desirable jobs, a healthy community, and improved quality of life.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Katie Caples, kcaples@ycea-pa.org.

The Hanover Region for the purposes of this regional plan is defined to include the Townships of Conewago and Penn and the Boroughs of McSherrystown and Hanover, collectively existing in both Adams and York Counties in Pennsylvania.
1. In which municipality do you reside?
2. If other, do you work in one of the above municipalities?
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3. In which capacity are you completing this survey?
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4. What are the Hanover Region's top five strengths and top five challenges?
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5. What solutions/best practices would you recommend to encourage existing business growth and attraction of new businesses to the Hanover Region?
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6. What areas of economic development are important to you/your business? Please rank the following ten areas, with one (1) being the most important.
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Agriculture
Business Attraction
Business Retention
Infrastructure
Main Street / Downtown
Recreation and Culture
Transportation
Tourism
Workforce Development
Zoning
7. The Steering Committee has developed a few statements to be incorporated into a vision statement. Please review the following and share comments on what you agree with and what you would change or expand.

Capitalizing on strategic location, the Hanover Region will promote its highly desirable proximity to major markets, encourage redevelopment activities and attraction of companies that will add value to the local economy.

The Hanover Region is cooperatively committed to supporting success of existing businesses; building upon its strong manufacturing base by growing existing international trade activity and increasing its already technically skilled labor force.

The Hanover Region seeks to maintain its competitive cost of living and authentic community character, embracing its rich heritage in agriculture, food processing, manufacturing and the Civil War.
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