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Lehigh Valley Hosts Events for Global Entrepreneurship Week

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

November 18th, 2014
News

Monday marked the start of Global Entrepreneurship Week, an international celebration of innovators and job creators. Running through November 23, it inspires hundreds of events across the globe designed to help participants explore their potential as self-starters and connect them with prospective collaborators, mentors and investors. Below is a list of Lehigh Valley events and activities taking place […]

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Foreign Trade Zone Designation Saves Lehigh Valley Companies Millions

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

November 18th, 2014
News

Three years ago, Piramal Critical Care had a major problem. One that could have forced them to move out of the country or risk shutting down altogether. The Hanover Township, Northampton County-based manufacturer of inhalation anesthesia products was importing multiple tons of raw materials each month from overseas to make their products. But while the […]

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LVEDC to Host “Conversations and Cocktails” About Bethlehem CRIZ

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

November 18th, 2014
News

With downtown Allentown booming with new development thanks to the city’s Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ), the city of Bethlehem is now looking ahead to the many economic development opportunities it will be afforded thanks to a new, similar tax district. Bethlehem is one of two cities in the state to be granted a City Revitalization […]

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LVEDC’s Strategic Plan: Administration Initiatives

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

November 12th, 2014
News

Over the last month, we’ve explained and simplified the contents of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp.’s 2014-2017 strategic plan, detailing our mission, vision, priorities, and the development, finance and marketing initiatives we will pursue over the next three years. This article is part of an ongoing weekly series detailing the LVEDC 2014-17 Strategic Plan. […]

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LVEDC Panel Event to Focus on Adaptive Re-Use

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

November 11th, 2014
News

The old Schoen’s Furniture Store in downtown Allentown had sat vacant for more than 20 years. Now, it has found new life as a loft-style office building with a mix of modern and historical architecture, a rooftop terrace and plans for a street-level restaurant. It’s an excellent Lehigh Valley example of adaptive re-use: the redevelopment […]

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LVEDC’s Strategic Plan: Finance Initiatives

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

November 11th, 2014
News

Over the last few weeks, we’ve explained the development and marketing initiatives defined in the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp.’s 2014-2017 Strategic Plan. But financing economic development projects is also a major component in our mission to help companies start, grow and come to the Lehigh Valley. This article is part of an ongoing weekly […]

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Women Entrepreneurs Interviews: Corinne Warnshuis

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

November 11th, 2014
News

It’s no secret there’s a gender gap in the tech industry. A new study by Catalyst shows while a large number of women are graduating with technical degrees, few return to tech-intensive jobs after graduation, and more women than men are leaving the industry due to factors like lack of role models and feeling like […]

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Long-Abandoned Catasauqua Site Gets New Life as “The Iron Works”

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

November 10th, 2014
News

It’s been a decade since the F.L. Smidth site in Catasauqua was first abandoned, and the smoke stacks and brick buildings of the one-time industrial hub of activity in the Lehigh Valley have stood empty and rusting ever since. In the years since, borough officials and the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. (LVEDC) have been […]

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Women Entrepreneurs Interviews: Katy Worrilow

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

November 4th, 2014
News

After spending more than a decade researching the best environment to support the growth of the human embryo in In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) programs, Dr. Katy Worrilow determined the ambient air surrounding the laboratory environment was one of the greatest negative influences in the IVF process. Worse yet: there was nothing commercially available to purify the […]

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LVEDC Business Profile: Manufacturing Parts for Products All Over the World

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

November 3rd, 2014
News

If you’re reading this on a computer or mobile device, chances are it’s made from Orbel parts. The Orbel Corporation may not be a household name, but the Palmer Township-based precision metalforming company makes more than 3 billion small sub-components each year for products assembled and sold by hundreds of brand-name companies from around the […]

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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