York’s Cultural/Outdoor Asset Study Findings Revealed

The Cultural Alliance of York County and the York County Economic Alliance have partnered to launch a comprehensive study aimed at mapping the cultural and outdoor assets that exist in York County and quantifying the impact they have on their surrounding communities. This study, conducted by Fourth Economy Consulting, took an inventory of local assets in these sectors through an ecosystem mapping initiative, followed by strategic recommendations to better support the people, organizations, and businesses that support York County’s creative and outdoor recreation economies.  All media and the public are invited to join us for a press conference to release the study’s findings to the public for the first time: 

Wednesday, September 28, 202210:00amNixon Park Nature Center 5922 Nixon Dr, York, PA 17403 

Speakers include Kelley Gibson, President of the Cultural Alliance of York County and Silas Chamberlin, Vice President, Economic & Community Development with YCEA.

Read our Ecosystem Mapping Press Release

For more information about the study, or for any questions, please reach out to Kelley Gibson, Kelley@culturalyork.org.


York County Cultural and Outdoor Asset Full Report

Find below links to PDF copies of the full York County Cultural and Outdoor Asset Report, as well as 2 page summaries of each the Cultural and Outdoor Sector.

Download the Full York_County Cultural_Outdoor_Report
Download a Summary of York’s Cultural Assets
Download a Summary of York’s Outdoor Assets

Asset Map

An interactive map was built to visually portray York County’s cultural and outdoor assets, and how they collaborate and interact with one another. We have a 2-minute video guide of the map and its tools below. Click the link below the video to view the map.  If you are part of an organization which is not represented by the map, or your organization is listed but in gray, we invite you to fill out the survey to have your information included in our asset map.

View the Interactive Map