Dauphin County is home to hundreds of farms and thousands of small businesses located in every nook and cranny of this beautiful place we call home. Since John Harris, Jr. helped create the county along the banks of the Susquehanna River in March 1785, this exceptional part of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has always been a magnet for business as well as educational, commercial and residential development.
Located within Dauphin County are leading health care providers, distinguished colleges and universities, significant museums and cultural attractions, many outstanding business enterprises, a major airport and transportation center, and some of Pennsylvania’s most sought-after tourist attractions.
In recent years, education and business interests have opened exciting, world class facilities here in Dauphin County. Those attractions include the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in downtown Harrisburg and HACC’s new Trade and Technology Center in Midtown, a museum dedicated to Milton and Catherine Hershey called The Hershey Story, the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course and a new minor league baseball stadium, Metro Bank Park, on City Island in Harrisburg.