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Five Cumberland County Projects Receive Grant Money

Recently, the Governor’s Office announced a series of grant funding that will support organizations and projects in Cumberland County.

The first set of grant funding came from RACP (Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program), which CAEDC (Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation) assisted organizations in applying.

The awarding projects include:

  • Penn Harris Hotel ($1 million) in Camp Hill for renovations to interior and exterior portions of the property. The Penn Harris Hotel can accommodate 1,400 people in its conference room, making it the largest in Cumberland County.
  • Army Heritage Center Foundation ($1 million) for expansion of the U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center in Carlisle. The expansion will add 30,000 sq. ft. to the facility for museum space, multipurpose rooms, and a catering kitchen.
  • Koloman Development LLC ($1 million) for redevelopment on the Carlisle Pike that will consolidate four site locations and demolish four structures and construct one new structure and conduct much needed traffic improvements on St. Johns Church Road.
  • Organic Remedies Grower and Processor Facility ($500,000) in Middlesex Township to produce a state-of-the-art medical marijuana growing/processing facility that will enable the production of 4-5 crops per year.

Mark DiSanto, CEO of Triple Crown Corporation, owner of the Penn Harris Hotel said “We are very pleased to receive partial funding for the re-development of the iconic Penn Harris Hotel. We continue to partner with the state and county officials to garner the necessary support to bring this property back to the premiere status it once had.”

Pennsylvania also announced new grants through the Aviation Transportation Assistance Program, of which $524,000 will go to the Carlisle Airport for design and construction of a terminal building to aid in continued economic development.

“CAEDC continues to make great strides in economic development in Cumberland County, the fastest growing county in Pennsylvania, by supporting public investments in projects such as these. We are fortunate to have strong partners in our business community who value the quality of life, workforce, academic and cultural assets Cumberland County has to offer, ensuring a sustainable and thriving future for our shared communities through these investments” said CAEDC Board Chair, Crystal Quintin.

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