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 $37 billion GDP that is larger than that of 97 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.
Read the latest edition of Lehigh Valley Economic Development magazine
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 […]