About Central PA

The Central Region of Pennsylvania is strategically located close to major domestic and international markets.  Over 40% of the United States population and more than 60% of Canada’s population is located within a 500 mile radius of the region.

An extensive inter-modal transportation system of highways, railroads, ports and airports easily moves people and goods to these vital markets.  Additionally, the cost of doing business within this region is less than other major urban markets on the east coast.

The Central PA region is home to a very diversified industrial base, with a longstanding and strong manufacturing heritage.  The following industry sectors all have significant presence in the region:

  • Advanced Materials and Diversified Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology and Life Sciences
  • Green Industries
  • Health Care, Medical Research and Education
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Business and Financial Services
  • Food Processing and AgriBusiness
  • Plastics
  • Logistics
  • Printing
  • Technology Solutions and Support

 

Harrisburg is the capital city of the State of Pennsylvania, but it is only one of the numerous cities in the economic region that we serve:

City Name

Counties

Population

Manufacturers

Harrisburg-Carlisle Dauphin & Cumberland

549,475

1,122

Lancaster Lancaster

519,445

1,744

Lebanon Lebanon

133,568

361

Reading Berks

441,442

1,084

York-Hanover York

434,972

1,202

Chambersburg Franklin

149,618

392

Gettysburg Adams

101,407

270

Region’s Total

 

2,329,927

6,175