Coronavirus News & Economic Resources

As the Chamber & Certified Economic Development Corporation serving Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties, the health and safety of the business community is our top priority. To help keep employers and employees informed, we’ve created this hub of accurate, up-to-date information from verified sources on all levels with resources and tools you need to support your business.

Economic Support for businesses

The Chamber & CREDC is in touch with national and state-level associations to keep a pulse on emergency funding, loans, or other economic resources available for businesses affected by the coronavirus.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans are now available to small businesses in Pennsylvania 

CWCA is a program supplying working capital to businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as approved by the PIDA board on March 23, 2020. View more information on our intent to apply page.

Through the Paycheck Protection Program, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) has the authority to provide 100% federally backed loans through December 31, 2020 to help eligible businesses pay operational costs such as payroll, rent, and utilities. If a business satisfies certain conditions, portions of the loans are forgivable. Businesses (including, sole-proprietors, independent contractors, and other self-employed individuals) with fewer than 500 employees are eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program.

Check back soon for more information from SBA.

Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where it operates. Facebook will share more details as they become available.

 
  • For most people, the immediate risk of becoming seriously ill from the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low.
  • Someone who has completed quarantine or has been released from isolation does not pose a risk of infection to other people.
  • There are simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy: Wash hands with soap and warm water frequently for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth, and stay home when you're sick, and cough/sneeze into your elbow to avoid spreading germs.
  • The public health emergency prompted by the COVID-19 coronavirus has created a great deal of uncertainty and anxiety throughout the state and the nation. The Department of Health encourages state residents to practice self-care, read only news from reliable sources, take breaks from the news, and focus on things you can control, like having good hygiene. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, contact the state’s crisis hotline by texting PA to 741-741.

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Check IRS.gov for the latest information: No action needed by most people at this time. The Treasury Department and the …
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Members 1st Federal Credit Union understands that these are unprecedented times for business owners. For 70 years, the credit union …
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Governor Wolf’s Amended Order Secretary of Health’s Amended Order Stay at Home Guidance As COVID-19 cases continue to grow and …
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Effective immediately, the City of Harrisburg is aligning with both the Federal and State income tax filing deadlines. Individual local …
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Congressman Scott Perry (PA-10) released the following statement following the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) …
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The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC continues to monitor policy and business relief legislation at the state and federal levels, …
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The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC (Chamber & CREDC) is happy to announce the COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA) …
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Economic Support for Businesses

As the Certified Economic Development Organization for Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties, please reach out to us with questions about funding.

Is your business being directly affected by the coronavirus? Are you looking for support for your business or employees? Are you offering a service for other businesses to support them during the shutdown? Please send us a message.

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for upcoming events to help keep businesses informed about resources and options available them, as well as briefings on new legistation and more from our state and federal government.

Stay informed.

Follow these sources for reliable information during the coronavirus pandemic.

PA Department of Health

Dauphin County

Cumberland County