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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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American Hotel & Lodging Association Releases State of the Industry Report

The American Hotel & Lodging Association today released its first-ever State of the Industry report forecasting for 2021 and the immediate future. The report examines the high-level economics of the …

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Innovation in the Cumberland Valley

Cumberland Valley’s business community has responded to the changing economic climate caused by the coronavirus pandemic with innovative approaches to help generate income, stay connected to consumers, and ensure that …

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Pennsylvania Travel Indicators for November 2020

The State Tourism Office shared Pennsylvania Travel Industry Indicators for November 2020. Hotel Occupancy With hotel room demand down 41% year-to-date through November and a 19% drop in the average daily room …

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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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