• Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation
  • Serving Cumberland County
  • Pennsylvania’s destination for business and leisure

CAEDC Services

Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) provides a variety of services and resources to businesses in the area. To help you get started and find what you need, are you looking to…?

EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS

  • Financing – we offer a variety of low-interest loan programs to bridge the gap between private investment and total project costs including tax-exempt options (CCIDA) and loans specifically for real estate acquisition and construction, working capital, and machinery and equipment purchases
  • Incentives – we can assist with connecting you to incentive programs through the state, public funding, economic development zoning or programs like tax incremental financing
  • Grants – we can connect you with a variety of grant options including tourism infrastructure, water and sewer, conservation projects and streetscaping

RELOCATE YOUR BUSINESS

  • Why Cumberland Valley – discover why our strategic location, economy and industry mix make this area desirable for business
  • Site Selection Services & Database – our consultative services include immediate access to the most current market information from over 100 brokers and realtors and numerous property owners
  • Incentives & Financing – we can assist with connecting you to business incentives through the state, public funding through grants, or loans, and programs like tax incremental financing
  • Grants – we can connect you with a variety of grant options including site preparation, water and sewer, land acquisition and transportation projects
  • Economic Impact Analysis & County Data – we offer customized economic impact analyses and reports of projects and investments

REDEVELOP YOUR BUSINESS

  • Technical Assistance & Development Services – our development services include assisting with land development and zoning, connecting you with municipalities, developers, contractors, financial institutions and more
  • Financing – we offer a variety of loan programs to meet your redevelopment needs including specific industrial sites reuse programs and loans for infrastructure projects,  land, buildings, clean energy, machinery and equipment
  • Incentives – we can assist with connecting you to business incentives through the state, public funding through grants or programs like tax incremental financing
  • Cumberland County Industrial Development Authority (CCIDA) – through our public-private development partnership with the CCIDA we are able to assist with tax-exempt financing for projects that meet the requirements
  • Partnership with Cumberland County Housing & Redevelopment Authority (CCHRA) – we work closely with CCHRA to assist with redevelopment projects in our downtowns

START A BUSINESS

MARKET YOUR TOURISM BUSINESS

  • Tourism Grant – our Tourism Grant Program designates a specified amount of our hotel tax dollars to put towards grants each year for projects that increase tourism or enhance the visitor experience
  • Tourism Infrastructure Loan Fund – we have a low-interest loan fund specifically dedicated to acquisitions and facility improvements for tourism-related businesses
  • VisitCumberlandValley.com – every tourism-related business receives a free listing on our destination marketing site and has the potential to be included in trip ideas, newsletters, social media posts, etc.
  • Schedule for us to visit – we would love to come visit your establishment so we can learn about what you offer and educate you on all the benefits of partnering with us to promote this area as a destination to travelers
  • Visitor Services – you can promote your business through rack card displays at the Cumberland Valley Visitors Center, we can also assist with providing goodie bags for any meetings or events you host

NETWORK

  • Events – our events are attended by government and military officials, corporation leaders, non-profit leaders, small business owners, hoteliers, economic developers, realtors, bankers and more
  • Cumberland Valley Alliance Program – investing in the Alliance gives you exclusive access to legislative updates, special networking meetings, sponsorships and the ability to be included in impacting the economic growth our area
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