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CAEDC Welcomes New Economic Development Director

Mechanicsburg, Pa - The Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) welcomes Greg Welker as its new Economic Development Director, effective Monday, July 1, 2024. Greg joins CAEDC after spending nine years …

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RACP Funding Window is Open – CAEDC Can Assist with Application Process

The Governor’s Office opened a new window for RACP (Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program) projects on Friday, December 8, 2023, with applications due by Friday, January 12, 2024. What is the Redevelopment …

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The Benefits of Apprenticeships for Employers and Employees

An apprenticeship is a cost-effective way for organizations to grow talent without spending money on new hires. While apprenticeships have associated costs, they lower long-term recruitment and training costs by giving …

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CAEDC Launches Destination Sales Grant, Aiming to Increase Overnight Stays and Visitation in Cumberland County

Mechanicsburg, Pa – The Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) through its destination marketing arm, the Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau, is announcing a new Destination Sales Grant, opening November 15, …

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Cumberland County’s Strong Economy Supported by Military Installations & Federal Spending

Nestled in the heart of southcentral Pennsylvania, Cumberland County is known for its rich history, picturesque landscapes, and thriving communities. Ranked as the fastest-growing county in the Commonwealth, Cumberland County’s …

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CAEDC’s Strategy for Increased Hotel Tax Revenue

The Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) and its tourism arm, Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau, is proposing an adjustment to the county’s hotel occupancy tax from the present 3% to …

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How Small Businesses Stay Competitive in a Digital Age 

Nearly 90% of small business owners cite technology as a leading factor for surviving and thriving in challenging conditions — and that goes for new, existing and aspiring owners. Embracing the digital …

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CAEDC Offices Now Open in Hampden Township

Cumberland Valley, Pa – The Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) recently completed its move to 230 S. Sporting Hill Road, Mechanicsburg in Hampden Township. CAEDC's new offices allow for better …

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Revealing the Hidden Gems of a Thriving Business Landscape in Cumberland Valley: Universal Media

Nestled within Cumberland Valley lies a treasure trove of thriving businesses, spanning diverse industries such as transportation, healthcare, food processing. This vibrant tapestry of economic activity provides the fertile ground …

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CAEDC Recognizes Importance of Workforce Development to Region’s Success

Workforce Development Month, held annually each September, is a time to reflect on the crucial role that a skilled and capable workforce plays in the growth and success of the …

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