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CAEDC Weekly eNewsletter 10/31/2023

Top Story:

CAEDC’s Strategy for Increased Hotel Tax Revenue
CAEDC is proposing an adjustment to the county’s hotel occupancy tax from the present 3% to the allowable 5%. Funds raised from this incremental tax increase on overnight stays in Cumberland County lodging properties would enable CAEDC to better support its strategic plan.

This increase would allow Cumberland Valley to remain competitive in marketing and selling our destination to drive visitation and support projects that enhance the visitor experience, ultimately benefitting local businesses and strengthening the community’s overall quality of life.

CAEDC plans to use additional hotel tax funds to increase and drive new visitation through the following key investments:

  • Increased funding for Tourism Grants
  • Fund Experience Trails like the Cumberland Valley Beer Trail, Ice Cream Trail, etc.
  • Marketing & Advertising for visitation to the region
  • Assist the County with compliance software
  • Adapt to the increased cost of our vendors
  • Support our Economic Development mission

Read more here.

CAEDC Events:

Lunch and Learn: Small Business Lending
Join Member’s 1st and CAEDC for an informative Lunch & Learn session on Thursday, November 9, where we will be discussing a variety of business loan products, how to put them to use, and what is needed to apply for a business loan. Click the link below to see additional information and sign up! Read more.

CAEDC Economic & Workforce Update / November 16th from 2-4pm
Come hear Kali Aloisi, the Economic Outreach Associate for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, speak about the current economic climate and its impact on Cumberland County and the surrounding region. This will be a great opportunity to network and learn about our economic outlook over refreshments. Register here.

CAEDC Open House / December 7th from 3-6pm
Join Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation and RLS Construction Group for our Holiday Open House! Get the first chance to see our new office, participate in the ribbon cutting, and enjoy an evening of festive networking, food and beverages. Register here.

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CAEDC News 10-31-23

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