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LVEDC VIDEO SERIES: Palram Americas

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

April 22nd, 2014
News, Newsletter

Palram Americas Inc. is one of the Lehigh Valley’s best kept secrets. Their Weisenberg Township, Lehigh County location represents the Canadian, Central and South American and United States markets where they operate three subsidiaries, polycarbonate and PVC plants and a distribution center at the locale. Palram Industries produces one of the widest ranges of thermoplastic sheets from […]

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Attracting New Work to Lehigh Valley: The Optimal Targets

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

April 22nd, 2014
News, Newsletter

EDITOR’S NOTE: The optimal industry target selection is based on the site-specific characteristics of the Lehigh Valley economy. Using results from the previously completed Competitive Realities Report, the Assets and Challenges Assessment, focus groups, and field visits, four industry targets were chosen that best match the unique competitive advantages in the area to the needs […]

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B. Braun, LVEDC host life sciences media tour

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

April 22nd, 2014
News, Newsletter

With international giants B. Braun and Olympus leading the way, Lehigh Valley is fast becoming a leader in the life sciences arena. So, when the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, via its Department of Community and Economic Development, arranged a media tour of life science companies in the Philadelphia suburbs, Lehigh Valley and State College, Lehigh Valley […]

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Hot News About a Hot Spot

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

April 15th, 2014
News, Newsletter

So, what makes Lehigh Valley such a hot spot for new business? Come to a special April 28 meeting at the Barristers Club in Allentown to find out! Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation is joining up with the Bar Association of Lehigh County and the Lehigh Valley Consortium of Professional Organizations to reveal the reasons […]

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Total Employment Up in Lehigh Valley

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

April 15th, 2014
News, Newsletter

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is taken from A Competitive Realities Report of Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania – a report that was created for LVEDC by Jay Garner of Garner Economics of Atlanta, Ga. This segment covers the “Major Industry Sector Composition” of our region and much more. A comparison of major industry employment composition provides a […]

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LVEDC Awarded 3 PPL Blue Ribbon Marketing Grants

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

April 15th, 2014
News, News / Press Releases, Newsletter

BETHLEHEM (Tuesday, April 15) – The Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation has been awarded three PPL Blue Ribbon Marketing Partnership grants totaling $15,000. The funds will be used to attract new companies and to spur economic development throughout the region. A total of $6,000 will be allocated for site selector familiarization tours of Lehigh Valley. Another […]

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The LVEDC Interview: Olympus Corporation of the Americas

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

April 15th, 2014
News, News / Press Releases, Newsletter

Editor’s Note: Olympus Corporation of Americas is headquartered here in Lehigh Valley – but few people are aware of what this global power produces. It’s not just cameras. Since Olympus was founded in Japan in 1919, it has become a leading manufacturer of innovative optical and digital equipment for the healthcare and consumer electronics sectors. […]

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480 Pennsylvania Society members converging on Allentown

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

April 8th, 2014
News, Newsletter

When 480 members of the Pennsylvania Society gather on April 25th in Allentown they’ll have plenty to read, lots of pictures to look at – and a whole new appreciation for Lehigh Valley. LVEDC is pleased to be able to provide 480 copies of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Making It In Lehigh Valley magazine […]

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Preventative Medicine For a Healthier Bottom Line

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

April 8th, 2014
News, Newsletter

It’s not something most companies meditate about. It’s not even something many think about beyond a category in the ledger book. It’s the sick day – and it’s not something to sneeze at. Like a thief in the night that continues to rob businesses of creativity and productivity, employees who are sick, ill or “not […]

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Local Specialization, Competitiveness & Growth

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

April 8th, 2014
News, Newsletter

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is taken from the Competitive Realities report that was created for LVEDC by Jay Garner of Garner Economics of Atlanta, Ga. This segment covers the “Local Specialization, Competitiveness & Growth” of our region. Below are general observations from an in-depth analysis of industry sectors, occupational groups, and industry clusters in Lehigh […]

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LVEDC Loans & Interest Rates

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Type Rate Date
PIDA 2.25 3/5/14
SBA 504 5.30 3/5/14
SBFF 1.75 3/5/14
MELF 1.75 3/5/14