Economic Development

Lower Paxton Township is committed to fostering a great business environment by through providing resources and information on how to navigate opening and operating a business in our township. As the largest municipality in Dauphin County, Lower Paxton Township is a fantastic environment to live in and operate a business. Lower Paxton is only a short drive from Harrisburg, the heart of the metropolitan area as well as very close to Hershey. At the Department of Community Development we are committed to helping you navigate the process of opening a business in the township, whether that be the permitting process or navigating the resources for business development. There are many Organizations ready to help you open and operate your enterprise in Harrisburg Region; here is a list of organizations to help you start your business in Lower Paxton:

PA One Stop Shop

Looking to start a new business and don’t know where to start? Consult Pennsylvania’s main website for getting a business started with planning ,registering, and operating information.

Harrisburg Region Chamber & Capital Region Economic Development Corporation

A dynamic organization and catalyst for job creation, policy change, and business growth in the Harrisburg Metropolitan area which provides services such as financing, government relations, grant services, and business planning to ensure the success of new and existing firms. 

Dauphin County Department of Community and Economic Development

The DCDCED has provides resources and programs for community and economic development such as its Tourism Grant Program, Community Development Block Grant, Small Business Loan Program, the Dauphin County Redevelopment Authority and so much more.

Susquehanna SCORE Program

Short for Service Corps of Retired Executives, since 1979 they have provided business education for the greater Susquehanna Valley region and are committed to helping clients with consultation services, workshops, and mentoring on how to run a business.

East Shore Business Association

Formerly known the West Hanover Business Association, the ESBA serves as a platform for local businesses to network with each other as well as local municipalities to promote greater community development 

Kutztown University Small Business Development Center

Affiliated with the U.S. Small Business Administration the Kutztown SBDC provide resources to entrepreneurs with every step of the process of starting a business. Reach out for consultation, financing, and training/education to help you start your business today.

Contact Us

For questions or concerns please contact our Economic Development Coordinator at 717-657-5600 ext 2119 or by email.

Available Commercial Property Database

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Demographics & Market Profile

Lower Paxton Township Market Analysis
Lower Paxton Township Business Summary
Lower Paxton Township 2020 Census Data
Lower Paxton Township Market Profile
Lower Paxton Township Market Segmentation
Lower Paxton Township Retail Market Potential