CREDC 2020: A Bridge to a Better Future

a Catalyst for Job Creation and Economic Growth in Dauphin, Cumberland, & Perry Counties

At the beginning of 2020, we at the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC had big plans to kick off a high energy 2021-2025 CREDC Campaign. Our plans were stopped short, as were the plans of many others, when COVID-19 abruptly hit. While we may have put our major five-year campaign on pause, we do not plan to slow our energy. Instead, we will focus our efforts on a two-year bridge campaign to meet our operational needs through 2022. We thank you for your time and consideration of contributing to our campaign.

Our Plan of Work 2021-2022:

  • Project-Focused Development

    Our first focus is dedicated to building the CREDC loan portfolio and management of CREDC projects. This extends to grant fund administration and industrial site remediation projects.

  • Workforce

    Workforce development is one of our biggest priorities at the Chamber & CREDC. We focus on training and career path education and awareness through partnerships with our local education organizations. We also run initiatives to retain and recruit top quality talent for our region by branding our region as a high quality place to live and work.

  • Creating a Region Free of Systemic Racism

    Recent events have taught us that diversity and representation in business can and should be a top priority. Our campaign will focus on ways we can bring organizational training to businesses and help improve perceptions for diversity in business. We will also emphasize assisting with minority business development and financing.

  • Pandemic Response and Assistance

    The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a lot of need for financing in our community. We help package business grants at no-charge through the COVID-19 Working Capital Access (CWCA) program. We also serve to connect businesses to recovery resources, and educate our community with best practices for business recovery.

Our Goal for 2021-2022

$1.2 Million will allow us to accomplish our goals. Can we count on your help for the future of our region?

Pledge to the Campaign Today
"CREDC helped us navigate through the loan application process step-by-step. They helped us overcome several hurdles that cropped up during the application process. The loan unlocked equity we had in assets and gave us operating capital that we desperately needed. The people understood the application process and were dedicated to helping us see that process through to the end.”
Dale Seitz
President, Plouse Precision Manufacturing

Pledge to the Campaign today!

Complete this form and we will be in touch about your CREDC Campaign pledge.

Donor Level         Pledge Amount

CEOs                               $150,000 – $200,000+
Visionaries                    $100,000 – $149,999
Angel Investors           $50,000 – $99,999
Executives                    $20,000 – $49,999
Entrepreneurs            $10,000 – $19,999
Bold Leaders               $5,000 – $9,999
Believers                       $2,500 – $4,999
Team CREDC                $250 – $2,499

Meet the Campaign Team

Over the past few years, a dedicated group of volunteers has worked on analyzing the need for funds to allow the CREDC side of the organization
to provide high-quality economic development services to our region. These volunteers comprise the Noodling Group, because they noodle ideas, concepts and solutions. They have all agreed to stay on and help fulfill this mission to build a successful bridge to the future!

Katie Clarke, Letort Trust
Jewel Cooper, Boyer & Ritter/LeTort Trust
Nick DiFrancesco II, PA Church of God
Mike Gossert, Higher Information Group
Nora Habig, M&T Bank
Casey Khuri, NAI/CIR
Larry Kluger, Rhodes Development

Shawn Leppo, McNees, Wallace & Nurick, LLC
Bub Manning, Quandel Construction
Jim Mooney, Enginuity
Chad Saylor, Dauphin County
Rick Seitz, Alexander Building Construction Co.
Tom Sposito, York Traditions Bank
Laura Williams, Penn State Dickinson Law School