Economic Restructuring

The goal of the Economic Restructuring Committee is to strengthen and broaden the economic base of Downtown Mount Joy.

Doing Business in Mount Joy

Mount Joy, PA is a great place for your business to start, grow, & flourish. The Borough of Mount Joy & Main Street Mount Joy want to help you along the way. We want success to mount from your hard work and dedication. It is our aim to provide quality customer service and make business start-up or expansion a smooth experience for you.

To aid your venture, Main Street Mount Joy has prepared a checklist to lead you through the multiple stages of astute planning, filings & registrations for approvals & permissions, and other pertinent information necessary for conducting business.

Downtown Mount Joy has a lot of opportunities for you and should be considered first for your business’s location. When choosing Downtown Mount Joy, you are joining a passionate team of existing businesses that share in a similar goal of prosperity.  You are also a part of a very active, concerted effort to see the downtown thrive – an effort led by Main Street Mount Joy. Main Street Mount Joy’s mission is to catalyze commercial development downtown that enhances Mount Joy’s unique charm.

Economic Restructuring Business Inquiry

Sandwich Board Program

‘A’ frame sandwich board signs are often an effective tool used by business owners to promote their business, either to announce promotional specials, or daily menu features, or to inspire the viewer through the power of suggestion to consider the business’s services or merchandise.  Businesses in downtown districts, including those within Main Street Mount Joy, report that ‘A’ frame message board signs help draw customers to their businesses.  Signage requires permitting, however, such signs are not included in the current Mount Joy Zoning Ordinances. Therefore, spurred by requests to be able to use such ‘A’ frame signs, Main Street Mount Joy created an ‘A’ Frame Sandwich Board Program that will provide businesses throughout the Borough of Mount Joy, not just those within the designated Main Street Mount Joy area, the ability to use this sign type.

Think Local First Campaign

The Main Street Mount Joy Economic Restructuring Committee along with local businesses is looking to increase awareness to Mount Joy area residents of the importance of supporting local, independent commerce. Our objective is simple – educate and promote people to “Think Local First”.

In this effort, we would like to create & distribute materials that explain the importance of supporting our local commerce.  For instance, research shows that for every $100 spent, locally owned businesses return up to $68 to the local economy.  This is compared to the $13 – $14 from national chain stores operating in the same community (and ZERO from online retailers!).

To order ‘Buy Local’ Materials for your distribution to customers, contact MSMJ.