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March of Dimes Real Estate Awards to Continue Honoring Lehigh Valley Individuals, Organizations

Colin McEvoy
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July 2nd, 2015
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For more than two decades, this prestigious event has honored individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the local community, as well as the projects that have helped create jobs and advance economic development in the Lehigh Valley. That tradition will continue on October 9, when the 22nd Annual March of Dimes Commercial […]

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Lehigh Valley Programs Offer Space for Aspiring Entrepreneurs to Create

Colin McEvoy
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July 2nd, 2015
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The Lehigh Valley has always had a wide range of resources for young entrepreneurs and startup companies. From business incubators like Ben Franklin TechVentures or the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, to Lehigh University programs like the Baker Institute or the master’s-level technical entrepreneurship course, the region offers many ways to help turn a creative idea into […]

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Lehigh Valley Receives International Attention in Plastics Industry

Colin McEvoy
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July 2nd, 2015
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The Lehigh Valley has received some international attention as a result of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) meeting with a contingent of visiting journalists earlier this year. Modern Plastics India, one of the premier plastics trade publications in South Asia, published a comprehensive supplement about the Lehigh Valley and its high concentration and […]

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Are You One of the Lehigh Valley’s Fastest Growing Companies?

Colin McEvoy
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July 2nd, 2015
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Do you think you’re one of the fastest growing companies in the Lehigh Valley? Prove it by nominating your business for the Lehigh Valley Business’s Fastest Growing Companies program, which identifies the region’s most dynamic companies that have made significant contributions to the strength of our local economy. The program will be held October 28 […]

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New Monthly E-Newsletter Highlights Lehigh Valley Entrepreneurs, Startups

Colin McEvoy
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July 2nd, 2015
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There are lots of exciting things going on in the Lehigh Valley entrepreneurial community, and now there’s a new resource available to learn all about them. The newly-launched LVstartup, a monthly e-newsletter written and distributed by the Entrepreneurship Council of the Lehigh Valley, is focused on the needs of startups in the region, providing information […]

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Study: Lehigh Valley Great Place for Millennials to Work and Live

Colin McEvoy
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July 2nd, 2015
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The Lehigh Valley is a great place for millennials to work and live. But don’t take our word for it: the data speaks for itself. While people tend to associate the millennial generation with places like New York City or San Francisco, studies have shown they have been largely priced out of those large U.S. […]

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Pennsylvania Labor Secretary Visits the Lehigh Valley, Discusses Workforce

Colin McEvoy
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June 30th, 2015
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The Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry visited the Lehigh Valley this week to discuss some of Gov. Tom Wolf’s economic development and workforce development priorities, and also to seek input from local business leaders to bring back to Harrisburg. Kathy Manderino spoke to a crowd of about 100 people during a […]

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LVEDC’s Newly-Revamped Local Government Council to Hold Inaugural Meeting

Colin McEvoy
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June 29th, 2015
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The Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation’s (LVEDC) newly-revitalized Local Government Council is about to meet for the first time. The council will include elected and appointed representatives from all 62 municipalities, who will meet on a regular basis throughout the year to discuss economic development needs within the Lehigh Valley and to engage ideas and […]

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Route 33 Interchange Ribbon-Cutting Marks New Region of Growth for Lehigh Valley

Colin McEvoy
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June 25th, 2015
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About 20 years ago, when Palmer Township officials envisioned future development in the northern end of the township, they included a new Route 33 interchange in their strategic plan. But at the time, due to the high cost and large scope of the project, it seemed unlikely it would ever come to fruition. Two decades […]

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Tatamy Company Buys Paint Booth, Equipment with Help from LVEDC Programs

Colin McEvoy
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June 23rd, 2015
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A leading manufacturer of industrial and commercial storage products has added new equipment with the assistance of a loan that the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) helped them secure. The Tatamy-based Consolidated Storage Companies has acquired a new paint booth, which will help them better recycle and reuse excess paint from its painting process, […]

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LVEDC Loans & Interest Rates

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Type Rate Date
PIDA 2.25% 5/21/15
SBA 504 4.850% (20 years) 4.374% (10 years) 5/21/15
PIDA: SBFF 3% 5/21/15
PIDA: MELF 3% 5/21/15