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“Speed Dating”-Style Financing for Small Businesses

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

October 21st, 2014
News

It’s like speed dating. Only instead of getting connected with a possible date, you’re connected with a lending institution that could help you finance your small business. The Small Business Administration will host a free “speed-financing event,” co-sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp., in which Lehigh Valley small businesses or entrepreneurs will have the opportunity meet […]

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LVEDC’s Strategic Plan: Understanding the Basics

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

October 21st, 2014
News

What does the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation stand for? What are its principles and values? And what are its goals moving forward? Those are among the questions answered by the LVEDC 2014-2017 Strategic Plan, a comprehensive three-year strategy that was adopted by the organization’s board this summer. The strategic plan outlines our mission, vision, […]

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Women Entrepreneurs Interviews: Kristin Holmes

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

October 21st, 2014
News

Over a 12-year career in civil engineering, Kristin Holmes had been involved in the design and management of numerous residential, industrial and commercial projects, providing everything from site design and construction cost estimating to feasibility studies and earthwork analysis. But after working at Doylestown-based Langan Engineering since 2001, Holmes became enticed by the challenge of owning her […]

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Federal Reserve Event Draws National Media Attention

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

October 20th, 2014
News

National and regional media outlets alike provided coverage for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President and CEO’s appearance in the Lehigh Valley last week. The Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation and the Lehigh Valley Partnership sponsored an October 16 presentation by Charles I. Plosser at Allentown’s PPL Center. Plosser’s appearance, his first in the […]

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Federal Reserve President Presents Economic Outlook

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

October 16th, 2014
News

Making a rare appearance in the Lehigh Valley, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President and CEO Charles I. Plosser shared his views on the economy and monetary policy with a crowd of about 130 key executives, local business leaders and dignitaries on Thursday. The presentation at Allentown’s PPL Center was coordinated as a joint event […]

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Redevelopment Efforts Expanding in the Lehigh Valley

Andrew Kleiner
Author

October 14th, 2014
News

Highlighted by recent national media coverage, the redevelopment of center city Allentown has now spurred a more local analysis in a recent Philadelphia Inquirer article. The article takes an in-depth look at the ways the NIZ spurred developments in Allentown could become a blueprint for similar projects in other cities that are looking to bring […]

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Creating Space: How Women Entrepreneurs Succeed

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

October 13th, 2014
News

When it comes to the challenges women entrepreneurs face in the often male-dominated business world, who better to turn to than those who have already faced and overcome them? Four female business leaders who have achieved success founding or leading innovative companies will gather for a November 19, 2014 panel event entitled “Creating Space: How […]

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LVEDC selects Atlas Advertising for targeted business marketing strategy

Michael Keller
Administrator

October 7th, 2014
News

Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) recently completed a competitive procurement process from firms to develop a marketing strategy targeted to the four targeted industries identified in A Blueprint for Success: An Economic Development Strategy for Sustainable Growth in the Lehigh Valley: High Performance Manufacturing, High Value Business Services, Life Science Research & Manufacturing, and Food & […]

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Urban Revitalization in Allentown Receives National Coverage in The Atlantic

Andrew Kleiner
Author

October 6th, 2014
News

In an ongoing series for The Atlantic on urban revitalization, author John Tierney recently focused on the burgeoning developments at the Allentown Waterfront. Previous installments analyzed the NIZ spurred developments in Center City, the opening of the PPL Center, Allentown’s landmark water deal, the success of IronPigs baseball and Coca-Cola Park, and a journey on […]

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LVEDC Hosts Environmental Protection Agency for Grant Writing Workshop

Andrew Kleiner
Author

September 30th, 2014
News, Newsletter

On Thursday, September 25th 2014, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. (LVEDC) partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to host a workshop on redevelopment at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. This event was focused on “Maximizing Your Investment in Redevelopment” and featured a morning presentation and an afternoon panel discussion. The morning session was focused on […]

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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