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State Tourism Office Presents Findings from Tourism Sentiment Survey

The Pennsylvania Tourism Office recently presented the findings from their latest Tourism Sentiment Survey. The online survey of 25 questions was sent to 1,000 individuals from October 26 to 28. …

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SmartAsset Ranks Cumberland County Top 10 in Purchasing Power & Median Income

Cumberland County ranked in the top 10 of a recent SmartAsset study that aimed to find the places where average living expenses are most affordable to the people who live …

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Carlisle’s Keystone Aquatics To Host Two Regional Swim Meets

Keystone Aqautics in Carlisle will host two swim meets in December with 325 swimmers and their families planning to attend. The events (December 4-6 and December 11-13) will welcome swimmers …

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2020 National Resident Sentiment Study

Destinations International and Longwoods International released the 3rd Annual “American Resident Sentiment Towards Tourism” benchmark study. The report examines how Americans assess the tourism industry’s growth—both its benefits to their …

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Lodging and Restaurant Industry Updates

In the past several months, CAEDC staff members have attended a number of virtual seminars discussing the lodging and restaurant industry (including craft beer). Here are a few high-level takeaways …

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Carlisle Borough Awards Small Business Grants

The Borough of Carlisle, in collaboration with the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) and the Redevelopment Authority of Cumberland County (RACC), is proud to announce it has awarded almost …

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How to Maintain Your Business During a Recession

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted businesses across the country. Many were forced to shut down during the early part of the outbreak, and those that survived now face a recession …

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How To Improve Small Business Marketing

During a time of economic slowdown, many businesses slow their marketing efforts. They may think the effort isn't worth it since people aren't spending money. Actually, the opposite is true. A …

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NCAA D-III Cross Country Championships Coming To The Cumberland Valley in 2023

CUMBERLAND VALLEY, PA (October 21, 2020) - The Cumberland Valley region has been selected to host the 2023 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships. Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC), along …

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Pennsylvania Announces Additional $96 Million for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that an additional $96 million in state grants have been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due …

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