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LVEDC’s Strategic Plan: Marketing Initiatives

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

October 31st, 2014
News

In last week’s installment, we discussed development initiatives the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. (LVEDC) will be pursuing over the next three years. But just as important is ensuring we are properly marketing the many economic assets of the Lehigh Valley. This article is part of an ongoing weekly series detailing the LVEDC 2014-17 Strategic Plan. […]

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Improving Lehigh Valley’s Workforce By Investing in Education

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

October 27th, 2014
News

Site selection and business expansion is no longer just about location, location, location. It’s also labor, labor, labor. A skilled, talented and plentiful workforce is one of the key ingredients of economic prosperity. And when it comes to improving the Lehigh Valley workforce, what better place to start than with the next generation? To that end, a […]

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Equine Beauty Products Company Breaks Ground on Expansion

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

October 27th, 2014
News

A nationally-known company is expanding its operations in the Lehigh Valley, thanks in part to assistance from the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. (LVEDC) Straight Arrow Products, Inc., a Bethlehem Township-based manufacturer of cosmetic and beauty products for both people and horses, held a ground-breaking ceremony on Thursday, October 23, at its Forks Township facility. The […]

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LVEDC’s Strategic Plan: Development Initiatives

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

October 27th, 2014
News

Last week, we introduced you to the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp.’s 2014-2017 Strategic Plan, which clearly outlined our mission, vision and priorities as an organization. This article is part of an ongoing weekly series detailing the LVEDC 2014-17 Strategic Plan. See below for information about the other stories: • PART ONE: Understanding the Basics […]

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Women Entrepreneurs Interviews: Lindsay Watson

Colin McEvoy
Administrator

October 27th, 2014
News

Lindsay Watson’s past work experience reads like a Who’s Who of Fortune 500 companies. Over eight years, she has worked in human resources and relationship management for such places as Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, American Express, NBC Universal and Time Warner. Now, she is leading her own staffing firm as co-founder of FIA NYC, LLC. […]

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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? This article is part of an ongoing weekly series detailing the LVEDC 2014-17 Strategic Plan. See below for information about the other stories: • PART ONE: Understanding the Basics • PART TWO: Development […]

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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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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