• Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation
  • Serving Cumberland County
  • Pennsylvania’s destination for business and leisure


SmartAsset Ranks Mechanicsburg in Top 5 for Best Places to Retire in PA

SmartAsset, a personal finance company, ranked Mechanicsburg as #5 among the best places to retire in Pennsylvania. Nationally, Mechanicsburg ranked #50. To determine the rankings, SmartAsset gathered data on three separate …

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How Restaurants Changed to Survive COVID-19

Restrictions to reduce COVID-19's spread changed how businesses operated. From mask policies and 6-foot waymarks to contactless options and nationwide shutdowns, restaurants updated their practices to survive the pandemic while …

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Local Share Account Statewide Grant Program for Non-Profits Update

3/3/22 UPDATE: Due to the outstanding community response, Friday, March 4 is the final day that applications will be accepted by CAEDC.  If you didn’t already submit your application, we’d …

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Cumberland Valley To Host PIAA Championships

Cumberland Valley, PA – Cumberland Valley High School will host the PIAA Championships in football, field hockey, soccer and girls volleyball beginning this year through 2025. The multi-year partnership will bring …

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Position Available: Director of Economic Development

Purpose: The Director of Economic Development supports the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation's (CAEDC) mission of leveraging and promoting Cumberland Valley's economic development and tourism to drive growth, create jobs …

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The Economic Impact of Tourism and Hospitality

Between Cumberland Valley's beautiful nature, incredible history and great food and attractions, tourists from all over the country travel to enjoy time here. The positive economic impact of tourism and …

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Come Back to Cumberland Valley: Economy Series / Logistics & Manufacturing

Supply chain issues have devastated many manufacturers, suppliers and logistics companies. What are the issues affecting supply chain today? When will shelved be fully stocked, items delivered, and car lots …

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The Military’s Importance to the Cumberland Valley

The Cumberland Valley is well known for its scenic wonders and historic streets — streets that paved the way for America’s earliest won battles. The resolve and impact of the …

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Tourism and Hospitality Industry Outlook

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of daily life, and travel, whether for pleasure or business, is no exception. The pandemic has especially affected the tourism, hospitality and travel …

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Recovery & Reopening

Below are resources aimed at recovery and reopening for our businesses. View financing options and other COVID-19 resources here. View the chart below for Guidance Documents by Industry. Please note that this …

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