Mobile Billboards in Harrisburg, PA
Harrisburg is the capital of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in the United States of America. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 49,673, making it the ninth largest city in Pennsylvania.
Harrisburg played a notable role in American history during the Westward Migration, the American Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. During part of the 19th century, the building of the Pennsylvania Canal and later the Pennsylvania Railroad allowed Harrisburg to become one of the most industrialized cities in the Northeastern United States. The U.S. Navy ship USS Harrisburg, which served from 1918 to 1919 at the end of World War I, was named in honor of the city.
The economy is largely centered around service- related industries, especially health care, technological, and biotechnological industries. Major companies that are headquartered in Harrisburg include IBM, Hersey Foods, Rite Aid Corporation, Tyco Electronics, and Volvo Heavy Machinery. In 2010 Forbes rated Harrisburg as the second best place to raise a family.
The Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest free indoor agriculture exposition in the United States, was first held in Harrisburg in 1917 and has been held there every early to mid January since then. Harrisburg also hosts an annual outdoor sports show, the largest of its kind in North America, as well as an auto show, which features a large static display of new as well as classic cars and is renowned nationwide.