We exist to improve our region’s quality of life.
We’re a catalyst for dynamic job creation, policy change and economic growth that enhances the quality of life in our region: Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties. Together with our members, we’ve accomplished some pretty amazing things over the last 138 years.
Get to know us
We define ourselves with BOLD LEADERSHIP. We’re a knowledgeable organization guiding the regional business community. Our tribe is our VISIONARY MEMBERS. We energize and engage our boards and members, transforming that energy into action that positively affects the region. Our consistent POWERFUL RESULTS shape the communities we call home. We deliver impactful and quantifiable economic development initiatives, lead legislative advocacy and expand our membership through events, volunteer initiatives and strategic connections. JOIN US.
Our Rich History
The Harrisburg Regional Chamber was founded in 1884 as the Harrisburg Board of Trade. In 1913, it was decided that the organization should be formally incorporated as a Chamber of Commerce and by 1914 that official designation was given to the organization. Though names have changed, the concept and objectives have remained constant throughout the organization’s entire history.
Recognized as one of the largest, most dynamic organizations of its kind, the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & Capital Region Economic Development Corporation has combined a unique blend of business, community, and economic development services under one roof to improve the region’s economic vitality and quality of life.
Our organization is the only Chamber of Commerce in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties to receive the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 5-Star Accreditation—a level achieved by only 5 percent of chambers across the nation.
- Leadership: We lead with purpose toward a better future for the residents of our region.
- Trust: We build trust by delivering results with speed, integrity and innovation.
- Collaboration: We collaborate with business, government and communities for better results.
- Excellence: We strive to be excellent in all that we do.