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
Fall Signature Event at The Crayola Experience
Save the date: LVEDC’s Fall Signature Event will be held on Thursday, December 15, from 5 – 8 p.m. at The Crayola Experience in Easton. Please join us as we learn about Crayola’s global presence from Smith Holland, President & CEO, Crayola. Manufacturing is now the largest sub-sector of the Lehigh Valley’s gross domestic product, making […]