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

CAEDC Services

Grow Your BusinessCumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) provides a variety of services and resources to businesses in the area. Our services aren’t limited to business financing. We are also able to help your business through all stages of growth including finding a site, building a skilled workforce or assisting with redevelopment and expansion projects.Here are a few services we offer.

Expand Your Business

  • Financing – we offer a variety of low-interest loan programs to bridge the gap between private investment and total project costs
  • Incentives – we can assist with connecting you to incentive programs
  • Grants – we can recommend potential grant program depending on your project

Relocate Your Business

  • Cumberland Valley Communities – discover why our strategic location, economy and industry mix make this area desirable for business
  • 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 recommend potential grant program depending on your project
  • County Data and Economic Impact Analysis – 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 incentive programs
  • 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 Your Business

Market Your Tourism Business

CAEDC is also the designated destination marketing organization for Cumberland County. We are a non-membership visitors bureau and can assist in promoting your tourism-related business in the following ways.

  • Funding & Financing- We can assist with finding funding specifically 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


  • 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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