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CAEDC Hires New Director of Economic Development

Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Janet Anderson as the new Director of Economic Development.

Anderson comes to CAEDC with 36 years of experience in business development, grant administration, account management, and strategic planning from organizations like the PA Department of Labor and Industry, Northwest PA Regional Planning & Development Commission, PA Department of Community and Economic Development, the office of former State Senator Jane Earll, Gannon University Small Business Development Center, and most recently at Partners for Performance.

The Director of Economic Development will be responsible for creating and implementing strategies for economic development to include business attraction, business expansion and business retention, as well as supporting CAEDC’s subsidiary, the Real Estate Collaborative, overseeing CAEDC’s workforce development strategy, and identifying public funding programs for business growth.

“We are very excited to welcome Janet to CAEDC and have this critical role at our organization filled” said CAEDC Board Chair, Crystal Quintin. “Her ample experience, talents, and connections will help facilitate new projects and relationships that will lead CAEDC into the next generation of economic development, growth, and innovation for Cumberland County.”

Anderson will begin her role as Director of Economic Development on Monday, May 16th.

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