Our business is the Lehigh Valley’s future. At a time when the economies of the world are facing historic challenges, we at the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) are committed to the continued growth of our region. Successful regional economic development requires an advocate who creates and develops a vision then builds consensus and doggedly implements an agenda that integrates all of a region’s professional, social and cultural advantages to attract new businesses and advance existing ones.
We believe in the potential of the Lehigh Valley to thrive. In 2008, LVEDC embarked on a strategic planning process that resulted in the attached Five Year Strategic Plan for the organization. This plan will serve as a guide for progressive and cutting-edge regional efforts that will result in continued success in retaining, attracting and creating businesses of all sizes in the Lehigh Valley.
Representatives from the region’s two counties and three cities presented their 2011 Economic Development Priorities for the Lehigh Valley to the LVEDC Legislative and Government Relations Committee and the LVEDC Planning Committee. The committees will attempt to procure Redevelopment Capital Assistance Program (RCAP) funding for the projects. The top ranked-of which will be written into the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy that federal officials will review.
Economic development planning document for Lehigh and Northampton counties.
The study was commissioned by the Latino Economic Council (LEC) of LVEDC as part of a larger effort to increase the visibility and success of Latino business owners and professionals in the region. The Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Foundation, LVEDC, Air Products Foundation, Sovereign Bank and PPL provided the funding to launch and complete the study.
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.