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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



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

[ezcol_1quarter]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.[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_1quarter]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.[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_1quarter]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.[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_1quarter_end]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.[/ezcol_1quarter_end]


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.


  • 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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