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CDBG-CV Grant Recipients

Below is a list of recipients of Round 1 of the CDBG-CV Grant funding totaling $263,471 in awards. Small businesses in Cumberland County could apply for two months of working …

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COVID-19-Related Small Town Population Growth

In early 2020, COVID-19 ushered in a new era of living, from telecommuting to ordering groceries online. While this shift put an incredible amount of strain on our lives, it …

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Regional Partners Support New Healthcare Training Facility in Cumberland County

CUMBERLAND VALLEY, PA (April 8, 2021) - A collection of local educational institutions, organizations and healthcare providers are coming together in support of a feasibility study for a new healthcare training center …

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The Importance of Restaurants to Local Community

In an increasingly complicated economic reality, restaurants are a stronghold of local communities. The restaurant industry fosters regional job growth, supports local agriculture and keeps your hard-earned money in your …

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Cumberland Valley Beer Trail Launches Digital Passport Program

Beginning April 1st, the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) will launch its next iteration of the Cumberland Valley Beer Trail, this time through mobile devices. The updated Beer Trail rewards …

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Cumberland County COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP) – Available 3/15/21

The Cumberland County COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP) will be released on March 15th and available to accommodations and food service businesses. This is a rolling application process until funds …

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Cumberland County Proclaims March “Shop Local Month”

The Cumberland County Commissioners have proclaimed March “Cumberland County Shop Local Month” to encourage shopping at Cumberland County retail stores. The Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) are promoting Shop Local …

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CAEDC Launches New Grant To Support Small Businesses For Pandemic Related Relief

CUMBERLAND VALLEY, PA (February 8, 2021) - The Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) is announcing the Cumberland County Small Business Relief Working Capital Program to provide immediate support for Cumberland …

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Cumberland County Designates February Restaurant Month; Launches Come Back Cumberland Valley Promotion

CUMBERLAND VALLEY, PA (January 28, 2021) - The Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) in partnership with the Cumberland County Commissioners, Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce, Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce, Shippensburg …

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4 Small Business Trends for 2021

2020 was a wild year. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we all do business. Small, local businesses were hit the hardest by statewide restrictions and lockdowns put in …

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