Back to list May 12, 2010 CCED Announces Opening of West Shore Office CCED to open office at the West Shore Chamber of Commerce Carlisle, PA – Cumberland County Economic Development (CCED) announced today that it will further expand into the West Shore by opening an office at the West Shore Chamber of Commerce effective immediately. This move is part of the economic development partnership that was announced between CCED and the West Shore Chamber of Commerce last week. CCED market research indicates that businesses prefer and can identify better with a local organization, resource, or partner. Hence, businesses in the West Shore will now be able to benefit and achieve further convenience by having the option to work with a more local economic development partner instead of more remote options from Harrisburg or Carlisle. CCED is confident this extra convenience, added with its great service and pricing structure, will make for a powerful combination that will benefit businesses in general. “We have been looking to expand and to open a branch office in the West Shore for at least two years,” said Omar Shute, CCED Executive Director. He added; “we want to be seen as part of their business community, expand our level of outreach, and improve our market awareness. Opening a branch office at the West Shore Chamber of Commerce achieves our goals and addresses our business needs. It just makes perfect sense.” “The West Shore Chamber of Commerce is continually looking for ways to assist businesses in our area and is pleased to host this CCED branch to benefit our members and spread the word on CCED’s wide range of offerings,” said Kathleen Mangan, West Shore Chamber President & CEO. By having a physical presence in the West Shore, CCED expects to be able to assist more West Shore businesses with economic development services. CCED has a very comprehensive array of programs including business financing tools and low-interest loan programs such as Small Business First, SBA 504, and tax-exempt financing. To learn more about how CCED and the West Shore Chamber of Commerce could assist your business, interested businesses are encouraged to contact Don Coffee at CCED at 717.240.7181 or via e-mail at [email protected] or Sandy Allison at the West Shore Chamber of Commerce at 717.761.0702 or via e-mail at [email protected]. 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. The mission of the West Shore Chamber of Commerce is to represent, promote and facilitate business for the community.