The Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (“CAEDC”) is hosting a series of roundtable discussions focused on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on various industries across the Cumberland Valley. Panelists representing affected industries will discuss, among other things, the pandemic’s effect on production, delivery, labor, material, logistics, childcare and health issues.

The series, labeled “Come Back to Cumberland Valley: Economy Series”, kicked off on August 25, 2021 with a construction Webinar analyzing the pandemic’s impacts on the industry from March 2020 to the present. The panelists, which comprised of professionals of varying backgrounds and expertise, including real estate attorney Jon Andrews of McNees Wallace & Nurick, also discussed strategies for effectively navigating the next 18 months in a post-COVID climate.

CAEDC is slated to hold three more virtual roundtable discussions before the end of the year. These involve:

  • Professional Services/Office – September 15, 2021 from 9-10 AM
  • Tourism/Hospitality – October 6, 2021 from 9-10 AM
  • Logistics/Manufacturing – October 20, 2021 from 9-10 AM

A full schedule of the dates and times of these discussions can be viewed HERE. The series will conclude with CAEDC’s in-person Workforce Summit on November 3, 2021, at Central Penn College. We encourage all those who are interested to participate in these important conversations.