The Perry County Chamber of Commerce is committed to improving the business climate and identifying opportunities for growth that respect the historical and natural resources of Perry County.
Founded in 2009, the Chamber is a not-for-profit organization of local business and community leaders who serve as advocates for the County and help facilitate our members’ success. The Chamber offers programming focused on:
- economic development
- historical and recreational tourism
- community involvement
- responsible environmental stewardship
The Chamber builds partnerships with organizations inside and outside the county to support our members’ efforts to achieve their business and personal goals.
Perry County is named in honor of War of 1812 hero Oliver Hazard Perry. It was created on March 22, 1820 from what was originally part of Cumberland County. Perry County is located in south-central Pennsylvania, northwest of the state capital of Harrisburg. The quaint borough of Bloomfield—home to the historic Carson Long Military Academy—is the County seat.
About the County
Perry County is renowned for its outstanding scenic beauty. The area is largely rural with wide open spaces, beautiful ridges, and peaceful rivers and streams —a perfect setting for hunting, fishing, hiking, and outdoor recreation. With nearly 46,000 people living within the County’s 554 square miles, the Census Bureau reports a population density of 83 people per square mile, compared to a statewide average of 284.
The area is known for its steady, dependable workforce. Agriculture, construction, healthcare and government are major employers. Perry County also has a vibrant retail and manufacturing environment—according to the latest data from the Census Bureau, $393 and $129 million, respectively.
Perry County is home to four outstanding school districts: Greenwood, Newport, Susquenita, and West Perry.
In addition to natural beauty, terrific workforce and thriving business community, Perry County offers a variety of other assets to industries and organizations. Affordable housing, easy commutes, low crime rates, and more.
Perry County…a great place to live, work, and play.