Featuring Speaker: Silas Chamberlin, PhD Vice President, Economic & Community Development York County Economic Alliance
Topic: Economic Activity in York & Lancaster Counties.
Silas Chamberlin, PhD, is vice president for economic development at the York County Economic Alliance, a position in which he serves as executive director of both the Redevelopment Authority of the County of York and the York Business Improvement District Authority and oversees a variety of economic initiatives throughout York County. His team oversees the county's economic development financing programs, business attraction and retention strategies, workforce development, Land Bank program, and a number of major projects, such as the $75 million Codorus Greenway project and the $54 million Yorktowne Hotel redevelopment. Silas previously served as CEO of Downtown Inc, executive director of the Schuylkill River National Heritage Area, and in regional leadership roles with Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources. He holds a PhD in environmental history, and--fun fact--his first book On the Trail: A History of American Hiking was published by Yale University Press in 2016.