Welcome to Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
Lehigh Valley is a two-county region in eastern Pennsylvania consisting of 62 municipalities and three cities; Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton. Located one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City, the 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.
With more than 15,000 businesses contributing to an incredibly diverse industry base, Lehigh Valley is the fastest growing and third most populous region in the state of Pennsylvania with a population of more than 650,000 residents.
Lehigh Valley was recognized by Site Selection Magazine as the best performing region of its size for economic development in the northeast United States in its prestigious Governor’s Cup Awards 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 consistent growth.
Conversation & Cocktails with Secretary John Quigley (PA DEP)
LVEDC investors and stakeholders are invited to a special Conversations and Cocktails event with Sec. John Quigley, Secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), on Wednesday, May 25 from 4 – 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Renaissance Allentown Hotel. Parking is available at various Allentown parking garages.