The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC (Chamber & CREDC) announced that the Philadelphia Macaroni Company recently closed on a $450,000 Enterprise Zone Loan through the Capital Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC). Philadelphia Macaroni Company was founded in 1914 by Antonia Marano and his son Vincent in Philadelphia, PA. To this day the company is still owned and operated by the Marano family. The company is a contract pasta producer for industrial food producers, institutional services and retail/private label distribution.
In 2014, the Philadelphia Macaroni Company agreed to purchase real estate and machinery and equipment from Unilever at 1701 Berryhill Street, Harrisburg City, Dauphin County, PA. Unilever had contemplated vacating this facility which would have left 43 people unemployed. Philadelphia Macaroni Company’s purchase agreement and business plan to operate from this facility effectively saved 43 full time jobs in the City of Harrisburg. This venture is the Philadelphia Macaroni Company’s first operating facility in the Harrisburg Region. The Enterprise Zone Loan was applied towards the purchase of machinery and equipment at this facility.
The Capital Region Economic Development Corporation is the economic development arm of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber, and is the leading organization for promoting and performing economic development activities in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties. The group offers a variety of programs and resources to help attract, retain and expand business in the region. CREDC is a certified lender in Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry counties. The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC serves as a catalyst for promoting growth and quality of life in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties by providing a unique blend of business, community and economic development and advocacy services under one roof to boost our economic vitality and livability as a region. The Chamber & CREDC has been accredited with five stars from the United States Chamber of Commerce.