The Harrisburg Market KIZ strives to take business ideas and place them into a real estate space that will launch those ideas into companies. From incubation space at Murata Business Center in Carlisle to anywhere on campus at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, as well as others listed below, our partnership will find the right place for the innovative idea to grow…creating career and job opportunities for our region.
For more information on real estate and what it takes to locate into one of these KIZ Nodes, please contact us at
(717) 232-4099 or email KIZ Coordinator, Linda Goldstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center/College of Medicine
With the support of Penn State University, the Hershey Medical Center is one of our KIZ nodes of activity, with potential for development in the life sciences, business technology solutions or advanced manufacturing (i.e. small medical devices). With approximately $100 million in research and development occurring at the Medical Center , DCED has approved the entire 525 acre campus to be included in the Harrisburg Market KIZ. Within the campus, there is an indefinite amount of office space available for KIZ companies, as professors, researchers, and business partners of the Medical Center often support companies out of personal office space. There are currently three KIZ companies operating in the space.
Hershey Center For Applied Research
Situated next to a renowned medical center, teaching hospital and research institution, and in the heart of a state known as a world leader in the life sciences, the Research Center is poised to be a thriving spot for research, development and business. The Research Center’s strategic location next to Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine in world-famous Hershey, Pennsylvania is just one of many benefits, which include state-of-the-art office facilities and the area’s only available prepared wet lab space.
The site blends natural surroundings with attractive modern architecture, and even includes a preserved historic farmhouse. It’s a fitting foundation for a center that promises to foster collaborative growth among some of the country’s most eminent innovators.
Carlisle – Downtown Market Area
With the support of Dickinson College, HACC, Messiah College and others, these two locations have been selected as they focus on advanced manufacturing and business technology solutions.
Murata Business Center (3 acres & 33,370 sq/ft.); 453 Lincoln Street; Carlisle, PA 17013: Murata Business Center is the only active business incubator in our region. Murata will be used to assist our business technology solutions cluster, as well as our advanced manufacturing industry cluster. Currently, there is advanced manufacturing space available, as well as existing client activity for this industry cluster. With approximately 68% of space occupied, Murata has room to also assist companies that fall under the business technology solutions cluster.
Carlisle – Downtown Market Area
Business Central (10,300 SF): 18 North Hanover Street; Carlisle, PA 17013: Business Central is an exciting redevelopment project located in the heart of the Carlisle Downtown Business District. Powers & Associates, LLC purchased the facility from the Cumberland County Redevelopment Authority in 2005 and moved forward with a multi-million dollar modernization plan. The renovations by Powers & Associates include a face lift to the façade, the addition of an elevator and complete renovation of the 2nd and 3rd floors. The first floor contains a mixed use retail and office space and educational classrooms. The second and third floors are ideal space that meets the demands of today’s office users.
Market Street Zone – Downtown Harrisburg
With the support of Penn State University – Downtown Center, Temple University, and Messiah College’s Harrisburg Institute three nodes were designated within this area. The Messiah College Harrisburg Institute was established to support organizations and companies in the Harrisburg region, with a focus on urban revitalization. Companies located in the Market Street Zone will be able to take advantage of this new resource, as well as the resources of the Penn State University, Temple University, and Harrisburg University. The industry cluster focus is business technology solution and advanced manufacturing.
The Harrisburg Transportation Center on Market Street will house start-ups in downtown Harrisburg. With B- office space (price classification) located overlooking the train tracks, this space is ideal for startup companies emerging in our region. Located within walking distance to the proposed Harrisburg University incubator.