CREDC Receives Recertification from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

 CREDC Receives Recertification from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Since first becoming certified in 2009, CREDC has packaged nearly $75 million in loans and grants for local businesses and projects.  This has leveraged over $160 million of private investment, which together created a total economic impact of nearly a $240 million for our region.  These projects impacted the retention or creation of close to 4,000 jobs.

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Calling on the BEST of the Region…..Nominations are Open!

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC Catalyst Awards are now open for nominations!  Please show your appreciation for business associates and clients by nominating them for one of our prestigious regional awards.   Nominations must be submitted by September 1st and are being accepted for the following categories: Athena Award An individual who demonstrates excellence, creativity, etc…”  I know that it’sread more

Meet Larissa Bailey – Government Relations Manager

From time to time, we will be interviewing Chamber & CREDC staff members so you can get to know a little more about us – our hobbies, our career paths, where we grew up. Our second staff member on the list is Larissa Bailey. Larissa has served in her current position since 2010.  Read to learn more….. QUESTION:  What is your roleread more

Engaging Economic Development in the Capital Region

Often times taking on a new project comes with the overbearing possibility of putting unmanageable risk on the shoulders of your growing organization. These challenges among others set the stage for you to engage your local economic development specialists to help get your project launched and completed.

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Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week: Connecting Students and Businesses

By:  Nicole Keiner, Director of Communications & Outreach Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) is a summer program that connects students and businesses.  It educates sophomore and junior high school students about the American free enterprise system.  Last year over 2,000 students participated.  Since the program’s inception in 1979, over 40,000 young adults have learned about what it takes to beread more

Encouraging the Entrepreneurial Spirit: 2017 Chamber High School Business Challenge

by:  Larissa Bailey, Government Relations Manager In recent years entrepreneurship has become a transformational 21st century trend, serving as a key driver for economic growth both domestically and abroad.  Entrepreneurship requires creativity and innovation, demands risk, and ultimately yields our business leaders of tomorrow. Each year the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC’s High School Business Challenge encourages the entrepreneurial spiritsread more

Meet David Black – President & CEO

  From time to time, we will be interviewing Chamber & CREDC staff members so you can get to know a little more about us – our hobbies, our career paths, where we grew up.  First up is President & CEO, David Black. David has served in his current position since 2001.  Read to learn more….. QUESTION:  Where did you growread more

Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Shop Small

After you eat your traditional turkey dinner with all of the trimmings on Thursday, venture out on Black Friday only to turn your car around when you witnessed the long lines of people waiting for the doors to open to get one of the super deluxe toys of the season – take your hard earned money and reinvest it into your local economy by shopping local this holiday season.

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Come and Celebrate Three Decades of Building Your Business and Our Region

Where and when can you be completely focused on meeting people that are potentially interested in your products or services? Your best return on investment from participating (or attending) is in developing new relationships.

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Is it over yet?

by: David Black, President & CEO Is it over yet?  Sorry if I hurt some feelings, but I have followed Presidential elections since Nixon ran against Kennedy (OK, I was 6, but I still remember it!) and have never seen two more disliked candidates for President.  When I saw the second debate the other night, I felt like I wasread more