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Newville Borough Approves Creation of Trail Town Task Force

CUMBERLAND VALLEY, PA (May 16, 2014) – On March 27, 2014 residents, business owners and community officials gathered to hear Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) present on the potential Newville possesses to develop into a Trail Town. Director of Land Development for HRG Inc., Jamie Keener, also presented to the group using the development of Blakeslee as an example. Plans are currently underway to expand the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail to Carlisle in the years to come, placing Newville at the center of the trail that runs to Shippensburg. This creates a unique opportunity for Newville to plan now for the future and offer amenities for the increase in visitors and residents that will be using the rail trail. At the April 29, 2014 Newville Borough Council Meeting officials approved the creation of the Newville Trail Town Task Force and appointed core members including: F Charles Egger, CVRTC; James Hoeffler, CVRTC; David Parthemore, North Newton Twp Supervisor; Stephen Copenhaver, Newville Resident; Matthew Tuckey, Newville Businessman; Dr. Jack Showley, Newville Businessman; Glenn Harry, Newville Councilman; and William Toth, Newville Mayor. Dawn Rickenbach, Tourism Development Manager and Mary Kuna, Market Development Manager will represent CAEDC on the task force as well. The task force plans to hold their first meeting in June. In November 2013, CAEDC reached out to the Newville Borough, Big Spring Economic Development Council, and other key stakeholders to discuss the idea of Newville planning for future growth as a trail town. CAEDC will remain involved in this tourism development project as plans continue and grow.



CAEDC is Cumberland County’s authorized agency charged with leveraging and promoting Cumberland Valley’s economic development and tourism assets to drive growth, create jobs and improve the quality of life. Offices are located at 53 W. South Street, Carlisle PA. For more information, visit www.cumberlandbusiness.com and www.visitcumberlandvalley.com.


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