Keep It In York County
In 2013, the York County EDA launched its new Buy Local initiative and website, appropriately titled Keep It In York County. The campaign aims to educate local residents about the direct benefits to them from buying local and to encourage them to do so whenever possible. It also serves as a free online marketing tool for York's existing businesses.
The main component of the campaign is an interactive website that features a free, searchable, online database of all of York County's commercially-based businesses. It includes a basic listing (including business name, physical address, phone number, and web address). However, businesses are encouraged to enhance their listing for free with photos, logos, coupons, events, descriptions, tag lines, and more.
The website provides a one-stop-shop for finding local businesses and events and explains the reasons that buying local directly benefits residents, businesses, and our entire community. The site also hosts a community calendar, to help promote local events, sales, and specials, a feature meant to keep visitors periodically checking back to the site.
The campaign logo was graciously donated by Arcphor Strategy, a York County-based company. The website was developed by Charlottesville Media, a specialist in the design and creation of interactive Buy Local sites.
Program Logo (PDF)
For more information on this program, visit the new site at www.KeepItInYorkCounty.com today, or contact the York County EDA at 757-890-3317. View the press release (PDF).