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Video Profile: The Tools That Helped Cantelmi Expand in Lehigh Valley

Our business profile video series takes you inside Cantelmi Hardware for an interview with third-generation owner Rick Cantelmi, a man who understands that running a successful hardware store is much more than simply providing hammers and nails — it’s about people, too. That and a little help from your economic development friends.

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Welcome to the 68th largest metro region in the U.S.

Located an hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City, Lehigh Valley, Pa. is no one’s suburb. Here’s what it is: the 68th largest metro region in the U.S. That’s a nifty 68th ranking out of 381 metro regions. Equally impressive: Lehigh Valley’s annual GDP of $33 billion is larger than the GDP’s of 104 nations!

Our more than 15,000 businesses are nestled among rolling, green hills and the winding Lehigh River. Lehigh Valley is comprised of two counties – Lehigh and Northampton – and is the home of three key cities: Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton. Companies of all sizes in virtually every industry – from global leaders to small start-ups – are thriving in Lehigh Valley.

Maybe it’s the outstanding quality of life that attracts so many businesses, or the educated workforce, or the opportunities for companies to thrive. If you’re interested in learning more about doing business here, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation is the best place to start. You can call us at (610) 266-6775.

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