According to a new study by the Brookings Institution, the Lehigh Valley is one of only 32 out of 80 major metropolitan areas in the United States with equal or higher GDP per capita and unemployment in comparison to 2007. That puts the region one step ahead of metros the study describes as not recovered, such as Chicago, Memphis, Sacramento, Los Angeles, St. Louis and Philadelphia. For this and other LVEDC news stories, click here.
Lehigh Valley is a two-county region in eastern Pennsylvania consisting of 62 distinct municipalities and three cities; Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton. Located one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City, Lehigh Valley is the 68th largest metropolitan region in the United States, with a $32 billion GDP that is larger than that of 104 nations.
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 820,000 residents.
Lehigh Valley was recognized by Site Selection Magazine’s as the second best performing region for economic development in the United States in its prestigious Governor’s Cup Awards rankings for 2013. This marks the sixth consecutive year Lehigh Valley has been ranked in the Top 10. A total of 46 new and expanded corporate facility projects were completed in the Lehigh Valley in 2013.
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.
Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation will hold the 2015 Annual Meeting & Awards on Wednesday, March 18 at Olympus Corporation of the Americas, 3500 Corporate Parkway, Center Valley. The event will recap the economic development in the Lehigh Valley in 2014 and will also recognize and congratulate notable projects and organizations that contributed to the […]
Please join us for Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller’s State of the County Address, presented by the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation. The address will take place at Olympus Corporation of the Americas in Center Valley. Registration begins at 7 a.m., breakfast begins at 7:30, and the State of the County address will take place […]
Please join us for Northampton County Executive John Brown’s 2015 State of the County Address, presented by Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation. The address will take place at the Gates Center at Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020. A light breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m., and the address will begin […]
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