Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation


Got an idea? We’ll help you make a plan.

LVEDC can provide entrepreneurs with numerous resources, important skills and valuable expertise. Along with our public- and private-sector partners, we can help you refine your business goals, identify your markets, hone your business plan and locate start-up capital. We have the tools and guidance to make sure your business succeed.

Lehigh Valley Business Resources
Financing – changing

For businesses located in the Southside Bethlehem Keystone Innovation Zone, The Research and Development Tax Credit has about $30 million in available funds statewide. The R&D tax credits that are not used by a business can be sold, creating a revenue source for a growing company. Grant money for funding innovative research projects or parts which have a demonstrated promise for technology transfer into the marketplace through the Technology Transfer Grant Program.

Many other financing programs are available. Visit Get Financing for more information.

Get Involved

Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation $250 Special Entrepreneurship Level

This introductory level is available for start-up companies in the region. Specific criteria for joining LVEDC at this level can be discussed directly with LVEDC President and CEO Don Cunningham.

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LVEDC Loans & Interest Rates

Details Here

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