Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation

Conducted by Oxford Economics, this comprehensive new study assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the Lehigh Valley’s workforce. Click on the image above to download the study.

New Study Assesses Strengths and Weaknesses of Lehigh Valley Workforce

A comprehensive new study assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the Lehigh Valley’s workforce, provides key strategies for how to improve upon them, and lays the foundation for a new council linking local educational institutions and economic development agencies in a way that has never been done before. For this and other LVEDC news stories, click here.

Lehigh Valley – Come here. Grow here. Start here.

Located one hour 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 $35.4 billion GDP that is larger than that of 94 nations. Lehigh Valley is a two-county region in eastern Pennsylvania consisting of 62 distinct municipalities and three cities; Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton.

There are more than 15,000 businesses located within the beautiful Lehigh Valley, of all sizes and in virtually every industry, from global leaders to small start-ups. The region is the fastest growing and third most populous area in the state of Pennsylvania with a population of more than 658,000 residents.

Lehigh Valley was recognized by Site Selection Magazine’s as the best performing region of its size for economic development in the northeast in the United States in its prestigious Governor’s Cup Awards rankings for 2014. This marks the seventh consecutive year Lehigh Valley has been ranked in the Top 10, one of only two communities to accomplish this consistency.

If you’re interested in learning more about doing business here, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation is the best place to start. Call us today at (610) 266-6775.


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PIDA 2.75% 7/24/15
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PIDA: SBFF 3.75% 7/24/15
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