Dauphin County is set in the heart of south central Pennsylvania, on the east shore of the Susquehanna River. Harrisburg, in Dauphin County, is the State Capital of Pennsylvania. Major employers in the region include: The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Hershey Foods, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, and Tyco Electronics. Dauphin County offers easy driving access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and New York City. Plus, you can literally get anywhere in the world from Harrisburg International Airport which is located here. There are countless attractions that make this a great place to visit or to make your home.