Map of Pennsylvania highlighting York County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
York City has been named one of the “most livable” cities in the country, one of 12 cities out of 200 applicants to win the honor.
The award recognizes mayoral leadership in developing and implementing programs that improve the quality of life in America’s cities, focusing on the leadership, creativity and innovation demonstrated by the mayors.
The city received the award because of the “Teen’s Fourth Friday” program York City Mayor Kim Bracey began in September 2013.
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Lancaster County boasts the 100th largest economy among the 363 metropolitan statistical areas in the U.S., according to a report released in conjunction with the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ annual meeting.
The economy here produced $21.6 billion in 2013, according to the report (PDF), prepared by the economic analysis firm IHS.
The mayors are using the report to call attention to the outsized role of metro areas in the U.S. economy. Metro areas account for 90 percent of U.S. gross domestic product and are expected to generate 92 percent of overall U.S. economic growth through 2020, the report said.