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Shippensburg to Host Revitalization Meeting

CUMBERLAND VALLEY, PA (February 9, 2016) – Community partners in Shippensburg are hosting a Revitalization Meeting and open discussion about future growth for the town on Monday, February 22, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00pm at the Emergency Services Center Vigilant Hose Fire Department, 20 Walnut Bottom Rd., Shippensburg.

Discussions about the need to focus on growth and planning for the town came out of a strategic planning session hosted by Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) in Shippensburg regarding the economic development plan for Cumberland County. Interested parties, including the Shippensburg Chamber of Commerce and the Shippensburg Mayor, are invested in moving Shippensburg forward and seeking input on what the community is looking for in their town.

Regarding the February meeting, Mayor Bruce Hockersmith shared, “I’m looking to form a partnership to move Shippensburg in a positive way and to improve the quality of life for those who are interested and are willing to invest.”

CAEDC will be facilitating the discussion at this initial meeting. “Shippensburg is one of our growing communities and we are happy to play a role in the planning and advancement of the town,” said Mary Kuna, CAEDC Business Attraction Manager. “Our hope is that key players come to the table to share their vision for the town and at the end of the initial meeting we have a feeling for what the local citizens and community members would like to see and who will be leading this effort.”


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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