Lisa Riggs, president of the Economic Development Co. of Lancaster County, is resigning to take a position with Team Pennsylvania, a state-level public-private partnership.
Riggs will be senior managing director of Economic Growth Strategy, a newly created position. The EDC accepted her resignation last week; her last day will be Friday, July 7.
Team Pennsylvania is a nonprofit co-chaired by the governor and a private-sector business leader — currently Brian Jackson, managing partner of the law firm McNees Wallace & Nurick — to facilitate collaboration on policy and economic development.
The EDC is a nonprofit that promotes business recruitment, retention and expansion in Lancaster County. Riggs led the organization for nine years.
During her tenure, the EDC established Center for Regional Analysis in 2016 and played a key role in developing Lancaster County’s economic recovery plan during the pandemic and administering Recovery Lancaster, which distributed more than $40 million in assistance.
“Lisa’s diligence and conviction have continually played an integral role in guiding the local business community through the many hurdles that it’s had to face,” Troy Clair, chair of EDC’s board, said in a statement.
The EDC board’s executive committee is evaluating how to fill Riggs’ role.