Welcome to the Harrisburg region
with both big city urban appeal and small town comforts. From downtown, to town square, to countryside, the Harrisburg Region offers a balanced mix of economy and lifestyle for anyone. We’re located in the heart of South Central Pennsylvania and comprised of Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry counties. Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania and is well-known for its central location in the Mid-Atlantic, stable economy, exceptional quality of life, and low cost of living.
Why the Harrisburg region?
Harrisburg is #1!
The Harrisburg region is a great place to live, work, and play. Check out some of the lists our region has been named to.
- Harrisburg Ranked Best Place To Live In Pennsylvania, 2023 – 2024 – World News & Report, 2023
- Harrisburg-Carlisle Ranked Top Ten Midsized Metro Millennials – Commercial Café, 2023
- Harrisburg Ranked One of the Most Remote Work-Friendly Cities in the U.S. – Forbes, 2023
- Top 25 Best Places to Live in the Northeast – Livability, 2023
- Top 50 Remote Work Friendly Cities in U.S. – Reviews.org, 2023
- Best City In Pennsylvania For Employee Ownership – Certified Employee Owned, 2022
- Hampden Township Named One Of The Safest Small Cities and Towns in U.S. – Money Geek, 2023
The Harrisburg Region is a part of an eight county area referred to as South Central PA which includes Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties. With a population of nearly 2 million people and close to $100 billion in gross domestic product, South Central PA has a strong labor force driving economic growth for Pennsylvania and beyond.
As the name suggests, CREDC (Capital Region Economic Development Corporation) focuses primarily on the greater metropolitan capital region consisting of Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties. In the heart of Pennsylvania, we are well connected to many other bustling hubs like D.C., Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and more. Our strong workforce makes our economy thrive and creates a great place for you to start or move your business.
STATS: THE HARRISBURG REGION IN RELATION TO SOUTH CENTRAL PA
Whether you’re a start-up or an established business, the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC provides the interactive tools below to get information about the local economy, customers, competition, and more. This is your one-stop resource for up-to-date data and information on key metrics that businesses need for decision making.