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Food Processing & Agribusiness Opportunities in Cumberland Valley

CAEDC_HeaderImageCumberland Valley is within a three-hour drive of Washington DC, Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and supports a growing food and beverage industry. It is also the fastest growing county in Pennsylvania. Our strategic location, abundant and fertile farmland, a skilled workforce, and comprehensive infrastructure gets your products to market quickly and at a reasonable cost. View agribusiness and food processing loans to get your project started.

Strategically Located in the Heart of South Central Pennsylvania

  • Access to five major ports (Philadelphia, Newark, Baltimore, New York, Newport)
  • Highway connections via Interstate 81, I-83, I-76 and US 11/15 puts Cumberland Valley within 12 hours of Boston, New York, Washington D.C., Richmond, Baltimore and Columbus
  • Access to air travel and rail systems
  • Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania State Capital, is located directly across the Susquehanna River that runs along the east shore of Cumberland Valley

NOTABLE AGRIBUSINESSES & FOOD PROCESSING FACILITIES

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View a sample of available buildings and sites. Click on each picture to find details.  For more opportunities please contact us.

5031 Richard Lane
5031 Richard Lane
Beautiful manufacturing and distribution space located in Rossmoyne Business Park.  Located right along US-15 and I-76, this site offers proximity to major markets and other successful corporations.
Keener Drive
Keener Drive
Perfectly sized 1 acre parcels for small manufacturers looking for proximity to US 11, I-81 and I-76 in Silver Spring Township.
270 Old Silver Spring Road
270 Old Silver Spring Road
Flex space for manufacturers and small distribution operations.  Ideally located near US 11, I-83 and I-81, small manufacturing operations have an opportunity to locate near Naval Support Activity, Mechanicsburg.
Commercial/Industrial Land Exit 44
Commercial/Industrial Land Exit 44
Located right at Carlisle’s industrial center, I-81 Exit 44, this site is zoned industrial and provides for a number of uses. The site can be subdivided to fit a user’s needs.

RESOURCES

View CAEDC’s wide variety of loans and grant programs to meet your specific project needs. CAEDC staff can assist with guiding you to the right financing solution.

FARMING AND INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

  • 43% of the county is zoned for agriculture use, currently supporting 1,400 working farms (151,826 acres)
  • 67% of the county contains Class 1-3 soil
  • Of 67 counties in Pennsylvania, Cumberland County remains in the top 10 for the value of its agriculture products
  • Over 70 food and beverage production companies
  • $210 million in agricultural sales (2014 update)
    Source: USDA NASS 2012 Census of Agriculture and PA Department of Labor & Industry

Assets for Growing

  • Soil rich in nutrients and ideal flat topography
  • Excellent water supply with ample access and quality
  • Proximity of supplies including equipment dealers, seed, fertilizer, greenhouse and related suppliers
  • Ease of access to technical support
  • Commitment to Sustainable practices including biological pest management, drip/trickle irrigation and soil and plant tissue testing
  • Prominent produce auctions
  • Local buying programs with National Grocers Giant, Weis, Wegmans and Wal-Mart

View details on transportation and infrastructure.

Top Commodity Groups by Value of Sales

Milk from Cows $70,467,000
Grains, Oilseeds, Dry Beans and Dry Peas $39,102,000
Cattle and Calves $27,772,000
Poultry and Eggs $26,772,000
Hogs and Pigs $  8,612,000
Source: USDA NASS 2012 Census of Agriculture

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