CARLISLE, PA (April 1, 2013) - Cumberland Area Economic Development Corp., parent company of the Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau and Cumberland County Economic Development today announces that Terri Martini has joined the company as the new Business Development Manager. Martini will be responsible for the business development efforts of CAEDC to include; business attraction/retention, community development, and business financing.

Martini previously worked at Silver Spring Township as Assistant Township Manager for more than five years. Prior to that, she worked for the City of Harrisburg as the Department Director of Building and Housing Development for 18 years, where she worked on several large community and economic development projects. Prior to the City of Harrisburg, Martini worked as a Grants Analyst, Business Development Director, and Criminal Justice Planner in Portsmouth, VA for over 14 years, where she created a Certified Development Corporation (CDC), processed SBA loans, and created a permanent public-private sector partnership to enhance the local economy. Martini has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology/Criminology from Portland State University, as well as obtaining a certification as an Economic Development Finance Professional.

"Terri brings experience and a proven track record of success in the area of economic development financing and community development that will be invaluable in meeting the goals and objectives at CAEDC. I am confident that Terri will be an excellent match for this position and a strong asset to the CAEDC team," said Jonathan Bowser, CAEDC Director of Economic Development & Corporate VP.

About Cumberland Area Economic Development Corp.
The purpose of the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation is to lessen the burden upon Cumberland County government and to generate as well as attract investment by performing essential economic development and tourism promotion activities, and at all times performing such activities in the best interest of the County, including but not limited to those interests as set forth in the County's strategic plan and vision or mission statement. Its mission is to preserve, facilitate, promote and foster economic development within Cumberland County and the surrounding regions, by providing integrated economic development and tourism marketing services to, and on behalf of, the citizens of the County, the South Central Pennsylvania Region, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. When feasible, it shall act as an Economic Development Corporation, an Area Loan Organization, and a Tourism Promotion Agency as those terms are defined in applicable law. It shall seek federal and state grants and loans to effectuate its purposes and shall solicit private and public contributions to support its work.

To learn more about the activities of the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation, you can visit its tourism website at or its economic development website at