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Lehigh County Executive Pledges Not to Raise Taxes at State of the County Address

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

February 26th, 2015
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Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller has given his commitment that there will be no tax increase in 2016. Muller made that announcement during the annual State of the County address on February 26, where he explained that Lehigh County is on strong financial footing and has fully emerged from the recession. “We are financially sound,” Muller […]

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Gov. Tom Wolf Shares Economic Development Plans During Lehigh Valley Visit (VIDEO)

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

February 25th, 2015
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Citing the impressive economic revitalization the Lehigh Valley has achieved in recent years, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf chose the ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem as his venue to announce details about his community and economic development agenda, in advance of his upcoming budget announcement. The governor’s appearance, his first in the Lehigh Valley since his inauguration, […]

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to Visit Lehigh Valley to Discuss Economic Development

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

February 24th, 2015
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Making his first appearance in the Lehigh Valley since his inauguration, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf will be visiting Bethlehem to share details about his community and economic development agenda with local business and economic development leaders. The governor will be holding an event on Wednesday, February 25, in Bethlehem, where he will discuss his budget proposal […]

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Pennsylvania Low-Interest Financing Programs Becoming More Accessible and Efficient

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

February 23rd, 2015
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Big changes are coming to Pennsylvania’s low-interest financing programs available to help growing businesses, making them easier to access, more efficient in process, and more comprehensive in their eligibility. More companies than ever before will now be eligible for the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program, which provides low-interest loans for eligible businesses that commit […]

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Nationally-Renowned Speaker on Sales Culture to Discuss Why ‘Everyone’s in Sales’

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

February 20th, 2015
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In his sales leadership career, Todd Cohen has generated more than $750 million in revenue for major corporations. As a public speaker, he delivers more than 100 keynote addresses a year throughout the United States and the world. Now Cohen, author of the book “Everyone’s in Sales,” will be speaking at DeSales University in Upper Saucon […]

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Lehigh Valley a State Leader in Beverage Manufacturing Companies

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

February 17th, 2015
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Lehigh County is the home of more beverage manufacturing companies than any of the other 66 counties in the state of Pennsylvania, according to an analysis from the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC). There were 17 beverage manufacturing companies in Lehigh County during the second quarter of 2014, the most recent time period available, […]

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Sacred Heart Hospital Embraces Patient-Centered Philosophy of Care

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

February 17th, 2015
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Imagine a room with comfortable beds, warm colors and textures, and artwork adorning the walls. Step outside and you find multiple amenities, including lounge space, small meeting areas and a small kitchen. It sounds like a hotel, but it’s not: it’s the newly-renovated patient floor at Sacred Heart Hospital. This article is part of an […]

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Real Estate and Development Symposium to Discuss Major Projects, Economic Forecast

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

February 16th, 2015
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The Lehigh Valley’s economic forecast and major development projects will be among the topics of discussion at the upcoming Lehigh Valley Business 2015 Real Estate & Development Symposium. The Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) is a major sponsor for the event, and Don Cunningham, LVEDC president and CEO, will be among the moderators and […]

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Auto and Steel Manufacturing Alive and Well in the Lehigh Valley

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

February 16th, 2015
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This column, written by LVEDC President and CEO Don Cunningham, originally appeared in Lehigh Valley Business on Feb. 16, 2015. Mark Twain once wrote that the report of his death had been greatly exaggerated. If Mack Trucks in Macungie and Lehigh Heavy Forge in Bethlehem were so inclined, they could make the same claim. Auto and steel […]

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Lehigh Valley Collegiate Career Expo to Connect Students with 125 Local Employers

Colin McEvoy
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February 10th, 2015
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College students and recent graduates will have the opportunity to be connected with 125 local employers for internship opportunities, volunteer opportunities, part- and full-time employment during a career expo this month. Afterward, a networking reception will be held with area employers and members of the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers (PennACE), an event co-sponsored […]

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LVEDC Loans & Interest Rates

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Type Rate Date
PIDA 2.25% 1/14/15
SBA 504 4.60% (20 years) 1/14/15
SBFF 3.25% 1/14/15
MELF 3.25% 1/14/15