Fostering Entrepreneurial Innovation

Business Startup & Growth

Every business opportunity is unique. The Capital Region Economic Development Corporation has the resources available to help you start, expand, or bring your business to our region. We work very closely with regional partners to provide services necessary to help your business succeed. Our staff works with each business individually to help locate the best resources necessary to move to the next level.

From business plans, to financing options, to relocations, to major business decisions, CREDC has the expertise or the appropriate business relationships to help you frame your decisions. CREDC has counselled businesses on these and other topics:

Business planning

  • Starting a new business
  • Getting your business registered
  • Writing a business plan
  • Developing financial projections

How to finance your business 

  • Real estate purchases
  • Equipment purchases
  • Working capital requirements
  • Preparations to negotiate with financial institutions



The Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) program awards tax credits to for-profit, start-up companies operating in specific target industries within the boundaries of a KIZ. CREDC administers the Harrisburg Market KIZ.

  • Companies must be in operation for less than 8 years

  • Assists KIZ companies in the early stages of growth

  • Tax Credits can offset certain state tax liabilities and/or be sold

More about the Keystone Innovation Zone program

Examples of Entrepreneurial and Startup Success

Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC Awards More Than $550,000 to Central Pennsylvania Technology Companies

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC, in close partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), congratulates …
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The People of Entrepreneurship in Harrisburg

Entrepreneurship is one of the most appealing words in the world of business. For some the chance to establish and …
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CREDC Financing Supports Agriculture in Perry County

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC (Chamber & CREDC) announced today that it settled a PIDA (Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority) …
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Planning a new business or prepping your startup? We can help.

Let us help you bring your new business to life. To find out how we can support entrepreneurs and start ups, send us a message at or fill out the form below.