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November 11th, 2011

Black Consulting Purchases Real Estate in Cumberland County

Black Consulting Purchases Real Estate in Cumberland County

HARRISBURG, PA (November 11, 2011) – The Harrisburg Regional Chamber and the Capital Region Economic Development Corporation announced today that it partnered with First National Bank to provide financing to Black Consulting Services, Inc.. The financing provided enabled Ruthann Black to purchase commercial property at 5115 East Trindle Road, Mechanicsburg, Hampden Township, Cumberland County, PA.

Ruthann Black is the sole owner of Black Consulting Services. The company has two main divisions, the Consulting Services and Integration Division and The Communication and Security Integration Division. The company has recently released several new product lines that have enabled Black Consulting to provide customized solutions to its clients. Black Consulting Services has experience increased growth over the past two years. In fact, in 2010 and 2011, Black Consulting Services, Inc. has been honored by the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal as one of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Central Pennsylvania

In addition to the new products and services offered by each division, Black Consulting Services, Inc. has made strides as a diversity supplier.  Black Consulting Services, Inc. has been certified with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of General Services as a Women-Business Enterprise (WBE) since its inception.  This year, the company also gained that distinction in the states of Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland and the Federal Government’s 8M program.

The Capital Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC) provided $300,000 in financing through CREDC’s Enterprise Zone loan fund. This loan fund can be utilized by companies who choose to locate within the Harrisburg Regions Technology Corridor Enterprise Zone. The Enterprise Zone loan in conjunction with financing from First National Bank and equity contributions financed a total project cost of $1,000,000. Black Consulting Services, Inc. will retain 22 full time employees and has committed to create 8 full time jobs, as a result of their financing package.

The Capital Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC), is the economic development arm of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber, and is the leading organization for promoting and performing economic development activities in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties.  The group offers a variety of programs and resources to help attract, retain and expand business in the region. CREDC is a certified lender in Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry counties. For more information on business lending programs, please contact Eric Fischer at 213-5042

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC serves as a catalyst for promoting growth and quality of life in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties by providing a unique blend of business, community and economic development and advocacy services under one roof to boost our economic vitality and livability as a region. HRC/CREDC has been accredited with four stars from the United States Chamber of Commerce.

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