Lehigh Valley:
Come here. Start here. Grow here.

Located 60 minutes north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City, Lehigh Valley is the 69th largest metropolitan region in the United States, with a $37 billion GDP that is larger than that of 97 nations. Lehigh Valley is a two-county region in eastern Pennsylvania consisting of 62 distinct municipalities and three cities: Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton. Lehigh Valley has been recognized by Site Selection magazine as the best performing region of its size for economic development in the Northeastern United States.

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LVEDC is at the center of a lending network that provides access to the lowest-cost financing available at fixed rates for up to 20 years. We partner with more than one dozen banks and let them compete for your business to find you the best rates on loans, as well as provide access to many state, local, and federal programs and incentives.

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Featured Events

  • Oct12

    Conversation & Cocktails with PA State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie

    Roughly once each quarter, LVEDC invites a local elected official to speak to our audience on state and local issues, as well as the developments going on in their particular region. We’re excited to welcome Pennsylvania State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie for a special Conversations & Cocktails event on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the Da Vinci Science Center […]

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  • Nov17

    Grow Here: Addressing the Need for Smaller Space for Growing Companies

    There is no shortage of real estate to rent or own in the Lehigh Valley, from shared co-working spaces to warehouses that exceed 1 million square feet. But finding the perfect next space can be a challenge startups and growing companies that lack the right resources or networks. This event will discuss the need for […]

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  • Dec08

    Fall Signature Event at The Crayola Experience

    Save the date: LVEDC’s Fall Signature Event will be held on Thursday, December 8, from 5 – 8 p.m. at The Crayola Experience in Easton. Manufacturing is now the largest sub-sector of the Lehigh Valley’s gross domestic product, making up $5.56 billion of the overall $36.97 regional GDP. The purpose of this annual LVEDC event […]

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Lehigh ValleyQuick Facts

  • Industry Spotlight

    15.3% of Labor Force
    Employed in Professional & Business Services
    Q3 2015

  • By the Numbers
    $35.4 Billion

    Gross Domestic Product

  • Investor Spotlight
    City Center Lehigh Valley
  • Industry Spotlight

    11.3% of Labor Force
    Employed in Manufacturing
    Q3 2015

  • By the Numbers
    $4.3 Billion

    Exports (2014)

  • Investor Spotlight
    Air Products
  • Industry Spotlight

    1325 Total Office Buildings

  • By the Numbers
    $61,841

    Median Household Income

  • Investor Spotlight
    PPL Electric Utilities
  • Industry Spotlight

    1707 Total Industrial Buildings

  • By the Numbers
    24,400

    New Jobs Created Over Past 5 Years

  • Investor Spotlight
    National Penn
  • Industry Spotlight

    6.35% Industrial
    Vacancy Rate

  • By the Numbers
    658,477

    Population

  • Investor Spotlight
    Olympus
  • Industry Spotlight

    1325 Total Office Buildings

  • By the Numbers
    336,100

    Labor Force

  • Investor Spotlight
    Lutron Electronics
  • Industry Spotlight

    15.3% of Labor Force
    Employed in Leisure & Hospitality
    Q3 2015

  • By the Numbers
    4,359

    Technology Patents from 2000-2013

  • Investor Spotlight
    Mack Trucks
  • Investor Spotlight
    UGI
  • Investor Spotlight
    NFI