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Lehigh Valley Inland Port Discussions Continue

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

September 16th, 2014
News

Another step toward securing an economic development tool to enhance our region’s competitiveness recently took place. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey hosted a discussion and luncheon on September 12th at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem about the concept of a new rail intermodal service between them and the City of Bethlehem. […]

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Glembot Named Vice President of Economic Development & Marketing

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

September 16th, 2014
News

  BETHLEHEM – (SEPT. 16, 2014)– The Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) has announced the hiring of an award-winning commercial real estate broker with extensive sale and promotional management experience in both the private and public sector.   Lea Glembot, of Bethlehem, is the new vice president of economic development and marketing and is […]

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Online Retailer to Establish Fulfilment Center in the Lehigh Valley

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

September 12th, 2014
News

Zulily project to invest $43.6 M in the region and create 1,200 jobs BETHLEHEM (Thursday, Sept. 11) – In a significant victory for the Lehigh Valley’s economic development attraction efforts, zulily inc, an online retailer, will create 1,200 full-time positions over the next three years through the establishment of a multi-million dollar fulfilment center in Bethlehem, […]

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The LVEDC INTERVIEW: Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

September 9th, 2014
News

Editor’s Note: Robert Donchez was elected the 12th mayor of the City of Bethlehem last November. His story is fairly well known. A longtime educator who taught American Government for 35 years at William Allen High School in the Allentown School District, he has served the City of Bethlehem in many ways prior to his position […]

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LVEDC seeks RFPs for Professional Consulting Services

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

September 3rd, 2014
News

There’s a saying: You don’t know what you got, till it’s gone. Song lyrics aside, the statement can indeed prove accurate. And it’s certainly true when it comes to keeping the companies already here in the Lehigh Valley moving along and staying strong. LVEDC’s Business Outreach Program (BOP) uses a customer-oriented approach to economic development that connects our […]

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It Takes Effort (and a Little Cash) to Make Quality Steel

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

September 3rd, 2014
News

While Pennsylvania legislators may have plugged one hole in the wall, there may be water leaking in another. In an effort to produce a balanced budget in July, Commonwealth lawmakers balanced their ledgers in part by pulling $85 million from the Machine Equipment Loan Fund (MELF) and $95 million from the Small Business First Fund […]

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Sen Browne: Municipal Grants Grant Our Region Jobs

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

August 26th, 2014
News

While the subject of municipal grant writing may not exactly be perceived as exciting, it is nevertheless important. And Pennsylvania Sen. Patrick Browne (R-16th) is hosting a workshop on Thursday, September 11th at the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown, to assist municipalities in successfully navigating the process. And lest you think […]

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“Bringing The World to You Event” will Feature Foreign Trade Reps on Sept. 15th

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

August 26th, 2014
News

Businesses and societies across the planet are more connected than ever before. And one event showcases how Lehigh Valley businesses can gain a competitive edge in this constantly evolving environment. “Bringing The World To You,” the Lehigh Valley’s premier international conference, will take place from 8 a.m. through 3 p.m. on September 15th at Ben […]

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GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS: Ocean Spray

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

August 26th, 2014
News

Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. is pleased to bring a little “splash” to your day. On April 29th, 2014 the Lehigh Valley officially welcomed Ocean Spray to Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County, the location of their 300,000 square-foot, $110 million facility that employs 180 individuals. In this month’s LVEDC Getting Down to Business video installment, we […]

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LVEDC Adopts 2014-2017 Strategic Plan

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

August 26th, 2014
News

The Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp.’s board of directors adopted a comprehensive strategy during a July 16th meeting that will serve as the foundation for the region’s economic development over the next three years. Entitled LVEDC Strategic Plan 2014-2017 the plan succinctly outlines the organization’s mission, vision, values, principles and six priorities, which will be examined […]

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LVEDC Loans & Interest Rates

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Type Rate Date
PIDA 2.5% 7/3/14
SBA 504 5.07% (20 years) 7/3/14
SBFF 3.5% 7/3/14
MELF 3.5% 7/3/14