As the state capitol, Harrisburg is teeming with activity inherent to its role as a center of government. But these days it's teeming with other activities as well, having undergone a dramatic economic transformation in recent years that's made it an exemplar of urban renewal.
A concentration of national corporate headquarters, hi-tech companies and financial firms call Harrisburg home, making it the economic hub of the Central Pennsylvania region.
A thriving downtown and cultural life accompany the city's buzzing industry. In addition to a gallery walk and restaurant row, Harrisburg boasts the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, the State Museum of Pennsylvania, and the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest agricultural exhibition of its kind in the U.S.