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Ben Franklin to Invest $620,000 In Regional Economic Development

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

July 9th, 2014
News, News / Press Releases

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following news release was issued by Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $620,000 in support of regional economic development. BFTP/NEP’s goal is to help lead northeastern Pennsylvania to a better economic future by building […]

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Butz Among Top 100 Construction Management Firms

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

July 8th, 2014
News, News / Press Releases

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following news release was provided by our friends at Alvin H. Butz, Inc. and its family of companies. The Butz Family of Companies, consisting of Alexander Building Construction Co., Alvin H. Butz, Inc., and Shoemaker Construction Co., earned a spot on Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) list of the Top 100 Construction Management-at-Risk Firms […]

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Foreign Investment Group Tours Lehigh Valley, Attends LVEDC Council Event

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

June 20th, 2014
News, News / Press Releases

Eleven foreign direct investment professionals representing more than two dozen countries discussed the impact of global investment will have on the Lehigh Valley during an event Thursday hosted by the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation’s Brokers & Developers Council at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem. LVEDC requested the presence of the delegates with the Pennsylvania Office […]

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Just Born gets special visit, honor

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

June 10th, 2014
News, News / Press Releases, Newsletter

On the heels of receiving yet another national accolade, acclaimed Bethlehem confectioner Just Born entertained members of LVEDC and its rejuvenated business retention and expansion program for a plant tour and a frank discussion of the current business environment – and the firm’s future needs and initiatives. “The goal of the Business Outreach Program is […]

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LEHIGH VALLEY IN SPOTLIGHT AT NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE CONFERENCE

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

June 5th, 2014
News, News / Press Releases, Newsletter

Region named as one of two emerging markets in the nation BETHLEHEM (Thursday, June 5)– The Lehigh Valley was recognized as one of just two regions to be designated as one of the nation’s emerging markets at the I.CON 2014 Industrial Conference for Real Estate held Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Jersey City, N.J. […]

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Chinese Company Establishes U.S. Manufacturing Operations in the Lehigh Valley

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

May 29th, 2014
News, News / Press Releases

Fuling Plastics USA to inject $21.3M into the project that will create 75 new jobs Taizhou Fuling Plastics Co. Ltd., China’s largest manufacturer of plastic tableware and kitchenware, became the first Chinese-based company to establish its American operations in the Lehigh Valley. Fuling Plastics USA will operate out of an 88,000 square-foot facility that sits […]

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Ocean Spray ribbon cutting attracts hundreds to Upper Macungie

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

April 29th, 2014
News, News / Press Releases, Success Stories

C. Alan Walker said what many of us already know. “If there’s one area that proves there’s an economic renaissance in Pennsylvania it’s the Lehigh Valley.” Pennsylvania’s secretary of the department of community and economic development made the comment on April 29th during the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the state-of-the-art Ocean Spray facility […]

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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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New Publication Promotes the Lehigh Valley’s Economy

Stephen Althouse
Administrator

March 18th, 2014
News, News / Press Releases, Newsletter

Just weeks after launching a buzz-worthy video to showcase and promote the Lehigh Valley’s economy, LVEDC has unveiled a new glossy, 64-page magazine that showcases the region to the outside world in a print format. The magazine features what Lehigh Valley is all about – a booming economy, talented workforce, innovative companies and a multitude […]

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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