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Why Move Your Company or Relocate to the Harrisburg Capital Region?
Reasons abound as to why the Susquehanna Valley is the ideal place to open your company's doors or move your family. Here are 10 of our favorites!

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Voted fifth in "America's Most Livable Cities" by Forbes and one of RelocateAmerica's Top 100 Places to Live in 2010, the Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle area boasts a cadre of knowledge workers along with high income growth and low cost of living, short commute times, low overall crime rates, and artistic and cultural opportunities.

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Harrisburg International Airport was the first facility built with post-9/11 security measures. Serving business and pleasure travel needs, HIA is just minutes away. Experience 24/7 communication and flight schedules via Twitter @HIAairport.

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Easy-to-access, leading-edge infrastructure provides a transportation nexus that includes the I-81, I-83, Route 15, and the PA Turnpike. Combined with nearby Amtrak and freight rail services, one can reach 50 percent of the U.S. population within 10 hours.

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Well-situated on the West Shore of the Susquehanna River, this exclusive acreage is flanked by Blue Mountain and offers ideal "placemaking" opportunities. Premier housing developments and Class A educational opportunities, including two Blue Ribbon Schools and nationally ranked school districts, are enviable neighborhood advantages.

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Entrepreneur claimed the area as a premier location for new businesses. Positioned in the heart of the "Smart Market," a dynamic and cooperative economic development arena, the region has repeatedly been touted as an award-winning business location. In 2010, Site Selection magazine ranked Pennsylvania among the top five states with the most new and expanded corporate facilities.

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Central Pennsylvania actually has two capital cities-the state capital of Harrisburg and neighboring Hershey, the Chocolate Capital of the United States. An international tourist destination, Hersheypark is home to more than 65 rides and attractions, including 11 roller coasters.

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Eight state parks, more than 94,000 acres of state game land, waterways including the Susquehanna River and the Yellow Breeches Creek, and the Appalachian Trail lend untamed splendor to the Capital Region. Boating, kayaking, angling, hunting, and hiking opportunities provide recreation and adventure.

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The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, led by Tony Award-winning conductor Stuart Malina, will celebrate 80 years in 2011. Packed with avenues of cultural enrichment and entertainment, the area boasts theatres, museums, three professional sports teams, and music halls. Recently, the region was selected to host the 2011-2013 Keystone State Summer Games.

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The Capital Region's nine private colleges and universities, as well as a world-renowned state system, US Army War College, and Penn State University are robust fuel for the area's "brain gain" and serve the continuing education and training needs of a knowledge economy. This year, nationally lauded Messiah College is celebrating its centennial.

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Harrisburg is home to the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest agricultural exhibition of its kind in the nation. Farmers from all over Pennsylvania showcase their animals and participate in competitions. Favored annual events and sights like the 1,000-pound butter sculpture and Sheep to Shawl delight residents and visitors year after year.






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