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CCED and Greater Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce Announce Economic Development Partnership

CCED and Greater Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce
Announce Economic Development Partnership

Partnership to strengthen economic development efforts in the Carlisle area market

Carlisle, PA – Cumberland County Economic Development (CCED) and the Greater Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce have agreed to a dynamic partnership in the delivery of economic development services. This powerful alliance will guarantee businesses greater accessibility and awareness of the newest economic development tools and services. “CCED believes in partnerships, and partnering with the Greater Carlisle Area Chamber is a natural fit. This partnership will allow us to gain greater market penetration and enhance our market leadership position in the delivery of economic development services in Cumberland County”, said Omar Shute, CCED Executive Director. “The Chamber has been partnering with CCED since its inception. Our new partnership is only going to strengthen that relationship and truly help the businesses that we represent. The Chamber also has a partner in Carlisle Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC), our sister organization that oversees a community loan pool. Working with CCED more closely will not only enhance the existing relationship, but also expand that of CAEDC – by working more closely on potential projects and the funding of those projects,” said Michelle Hornick Crowley, President of the Greater Carlisle Area Chamber. This innovative partnership continues CCED’s and the Chamber’s tradition of delivering great service to the Cumberland County business community. One of CCED’s main objectives is to assist businesses with economic development financing through its wide array of low interest loan programs which include the Small Business First and SBA 504 programs. The partnership with the Carlisle Chamber of Commerce will allow CCED to improve its level of program awareness and ability to market its services more effectively. In addition, the partnership will allow the Carlisle Chamber of Commerce to ensure its membership greater access to capital. The development of this partnership will reinforce both organizations commitments to their missions. The mission of the Greater Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce is to be a catalyst that actively promotes and supports responsible economic growth in the Carlisle region while continuing to provide enhanced benefits for their membership, and a vibrant quality of life for the community. The mission of CCED is to be a catalyst for job creation; entrepreneurship; business attraction, retention, and expansion on behalf of the citizens of Cumberland County and South Central Pennsylvania.

To learn more about how CCED and the Greater Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce can assist your business please contact:

Don Coffee at CCED, 717-240-7181 or e-mail don@cumberlandbusiness.com   or
Donna Hunter at the Greater Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce, 717-243-4515
or e-mail dhunter@carlislechamber.org

 

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