The Business Retention and Expansion Program (BREP) uses a customer-oriented approach to economic development designed to link businesses to resources throughout the community. The BREP features the resources not only of LVEDC, but also government agencies, our public-sector partners and corporations.
The goal of the program is to provide a single point- of- contact for all of your business needs. The manager of the BREP program or a member of LVEDC, will learn more about your business and identify resources to help you succeed in today’s competitive environment.
The first step is scheduling a one-on-one visit with LVEDC. During this meeting you can discuss your operations, needs and plans for the future. We then review your businesses’ information and match your needs with the appropriate resources and individuals throughout LVEDC and our partners. Businesses have often received assistance in workforce training and recruitment, exporting, strategic and business planning, financing and more.
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.