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Click. Watch. Learn: The NIZ Simplified

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

July 15th, 2014
News, Newsletter

Understanding Allentown’s Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ) just got a whole lot easier thanks to animation created by a local video company and personalized for Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation. No more boring, gray passages of words upon words to sort through. Now all you have to do is go to the LVEDC YouTube page and […]

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Business Outreach Program Visits Olympus Corporation of the Americas

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

July 15th, 2014
News, Newsletter

LVEDC officials met with several Olympus Corporation of the Americas representatives July 1st as part of a comprehensive Business Outreach Program (BOP) visit in Upper Saucon Township. “LVEDC has a unique position in the Lehigh Valley to conduct these business retention interviews,” said Dawn Ferrante, director of regional competitiveness. “We are fortunate to have a […]

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The LVEDC Interview: Becky Bradley

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

July 15th, 2014
News, Newsletter

Editor’s Note: It’s been nearly a year since Becky Bradley was named executive director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, an agency that plays a significant role in shaping the Lehigh Valley’s future as it relates to land development, zoning, housing and the environment. Bradley’s administration has tackled many matters, including an update of the […]

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LVEDC Updates Finance Department Brochures

John McGran
Administrator

July 8th, 2014
News, Newsletter

With its loan procurement business booming at record levels, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. has provided its finance team with updated versions of its all-important “Business Financing Solutions” brochures – one for Lenders and one for Borrowers. The glossy eight-page documents sport new cover images featuring a pair of Northampton County-based businesses that have turned […]

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Consultant: LVEDC and Lehigh Valley at a Turning Point

John McGran
Administrator

July 8th, 2014
News, Newsletter

EDITOR’S NOTE: We wrap up our series on the Blueprint for Success consultant’s report with a look at how LVEDC and Lehigh Valley could better its product – and the way it attracts business to come here, start here and grow here. The Lehigh Valley location, innovative redevelopment programs, education foundation, and committed stakeholders are […]

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The LVEDC Interview: In the Trenches With Don Cunningham

John McGran
Administrator

July 8th, 2014
Columns, News, Newsletter

EDITOR’S NOTE: It’s been two years since Don Cunningham took the reins of LVEDC. To mark the anniversary, we ask the former Lehigh County Executive and Mayor of Bethlehem to take a short look back and a long look ahead. When you took this job two years ago you said “the purpose of LVEDC is […]

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LVEDC Advocacy Helps Keep Tax Credits in Pa. Budget

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

July 1st, 2014
News, Newsletter

On June 30th, the Pennsylvania House and Senate approved the Fiscal Year 2014-15 state budget. The $29.1 Billion spending plan is now awaiting Governor Corbett’s signature. The budget package does not contain the two-year hiatus on 13 different economic and community development tax credits contained in House Bill 2188 that passed the state House last […]

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RECOMMENDATION: Area Needs STEM & Pharmacy Schools, Talent Pipeline

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

July 1st, 2014
News, Newsletter

EDITOR’S NOTE: In A Blueprint for Success: A Sustainable Economic Development Strategy for the Lehigh Valley, Garner Economics notes that regional marketing efforts are only successful if the region has a strong “product” to sell. This product includes sites and buildings, transportation infrastructure, utility infrastructure, workforce development, leadership, and incentives. Here are a few suggested […]

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LVEDC Getting Down To Business Video Profile: American Millwork & Cabinetry

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

June 24th, 2014
News, Newsletter, Success Stories

EDITOR’S NOTE: In this month’s installment of LVEDC’s Getting Down To Business series we profile American Millwork & Cabinetry. The Emmaus-based company manufactures custom plastic laminate and solid wood cabinets, countertops and architectural millwork for libraries, brokerage firms and custom elevators. American Millwork & Cabinetry, a long-time member of the Architectural Woodworkers Institute, is known for producing outstanding, […]

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Lehigh Valley project helps Pa. earn national honor

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

June 24th, 2014
News, Newsletter

Area Development magazine, a leading national economic development publication, has recognized a Lehigh Valley development project among the 10 projects that earned the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania a coveted Silver Shovel Award. The honor acknowledges the states that were most successful in driving significant job growth and securing investments in new and expanding facilities. The Wal-Mart […]

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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