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.
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.
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 with Don Cunningham directly. Membership allows entrepreneurs to plug-in directly to LVEDC’s Strategic Priority D: Boost Innovation and Talent Initiative by allowing them to participate in the committee focusing on this initiative.
LVEDC provides access through our local, state and federal partners to numerous low-interest loan programs available to promote business expansion in the Lehigh Valley. Below are the current rates for some of the programs we administer. To learn more on how they can benefit your business, tell us more about your project.