CARLISLE, PA (February 27, 2013) - Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) collaborated with a local bank to finance the purchase and construction of AllBetterCare Urgent Care on Walnut Bottom Rd., South Middleton Township, Cumberland County, PA through the Cumberland Small Business Fund (CSBF).

AllBetterCare Urgent Care opened its first location on the Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA in April 2010. The original Urgent Care Center was established by a group of local emergency physicians to provide access to urgent medical care outside the crowded emergency departments. Since inception in spring of 2010, AllBetterCare has experienced tremendous growth with over 27 full-time and part-time employees and have cared for over 20,000 patients. Despite a down economy and the rising costs in healthcare, AllBetterCare has continued to beat the odds. As a result of this growth, the locally-owned Urgent Care has plans on opening a second facility in Cumberland County.

CAEDC has partnered with First National Bank for the financing of the Urgent Care project. Total project costs and investment exceed $2 million, which includes the purchase of the real estate, soft costs, construction thereon, and equipment. "This project will create approximately 15 new full-time and part-time jobs and will fill a void in the Greater Carlisle area for urgent medical care to complement the emergency departments at the local hospital," said Jonathan Bowser, Director of Economic Development at CAEDC.

CSBF is a CAEDC administered loan program that offers low-cost financing to businesses located in Cumberland County. CAEDC looks to lend out these funds to businesses looking to expand, purchase equipment, real estate acquisitions, and working capital. To check for eligibility and for further information regarding the Cumberland Small Business Fund and other financing programs available through CAEDC, visit our website at or contact Jonathan Bowser at or 717-240-7181.

The mission of CCED is to be a catalyst for job creation; entrepreneurship; business attraction, retention, and expansion on behalf of the citizens of Cumberland County and South Central Pennsylvania.