The Capital Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC) is the economic development branch of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber. CREDC fosters financial growth and development within the Harrisburg region to improve the quality of life in our area and build a more economically sustainable future.
Financing Business Growth
Learn how CREDC facilitates low-interest rate finance programs to help support growing businesses.
Developing Industry & Communities
Learn more about CREDC’s administration of grant programs and economic development zones.
Attracting Business & Workforce
Find the resources needed to relocate your business and discover why the Harrisburg region is a great place to live, work, and play.
Fostering Entrepreneurial Innovation
Discover how CREDC uses resources and programs to support innovation and start-ups.
Grants Available to Small Businesses-Small Farmers for Energy Efficiency-Pollution Prevention- Natural Resource Protection Projects
Small businesses and farmers can apply for up to $5,000 for Energy Efficiency, Pollution Prevention, and Natural Resource Protection projects through the Department of Environmental…
Wolf Administration Announces Plan to Distribute $655 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Pennsylvania Child Care Providers
Tuesday, September 28, Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Meg Snead announced the Wolf Administration’s plan to distribute $655 million in funding from the…
WHO ARE WE?
The Capital Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. As the economic development arm of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber, CREDC is the leading Certified Economic Development Organization for promoting and performing economic development activities in the Harrisburg region, consisting of Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties.
What is economic development?
Economic Development can be defined as initiatives seeking to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for a community by creating and retaining jobs, and supporting growth of incomes and tax bases. This can take many shapes and sizes, but here at the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC we like to say we are working every day to make the Harrisburg region a better place to live, work and play.
What does CREDC do?
CREDC’s work can be categorized into four key economic development initiatives: retaining existing businesses and workforce, supporting business growth and expansion efforts, attracting new and relocating businesses, and fostering business creation and innovation. CREDC accomplishes this through the utilization of economic development tools such as low-interest rate loan and grant programs, tax incentives, and more.