LVEDC Mission

The mission of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation is to market the economic assets of the Lehigh Valley and to serve as a regional shared services and resource center to help businesses to come, grow, and start here.

Our Vision

Our vision is of a Lehigh Valley with a diverse economic base in our cities and counties that enable businesses to come here, start here and flourish here in order to create jobs and opportunities for all of our residents.

Our Priorities
  • Marketing Economic Assets
  • Coordinating a Prepared Workforce
  • Focusing on City and Urban Development
  • Serving as a Shared Services Center
  • Providing Access to Capital
  • Building our Resources and Engaging Stakeholders

Lehigh ValleyQuick Facts

  • Industry Spotlight

    15.3% of Labor Force
    Employed in Professional & Business Services
    Q3 2015

  • By the Numbers
    $35.4 Billion

    Gross Domestic Product

  • Investor Spotlight
    City Center Lehigh Valley
  • Industry Spotlight

    11.3% of Labor Force
    Employed in Manufacturing
    Q3 2015

  • By the Numbers
    $4.3 Billion

    Exports (2014)

  • Investor Spotlight
    Air Products
  • Industry Spotlight

    1325 Total Office Buildings

  • By the Numbers
    $61,841

    Median Household Income

  • Investor Spotlight
    PPL Electric Utilities
  • Industry Spotlight

    1707 Total Industrial Buildings

  • By the Numbers
    24,400

    New Jobs Created Over Past 5 Years

  • Investor Spotlight
    National Penn
  • Industry Spotlight

    6.35% Industrial
    Vacancy Rate

  • By the Numbers
    658,477

    Population

  • Investor Spotlight
    Olympus
  • Industry Spotlight

    1325 Total Office Buildings

  • By the Numbers
    336,100

    Labor Force

  • Investor Spotlight
    Lutron Electronics
  • Industry Spotlight

    15.3% of Labor Force
    Employed in Leisure & Hospitality
    Q3 2015

  • By the Numbers
    4,359

    Technology Patents from 2000-2013

  • Investor Spotlight
    Mack Trucks
  • Investor Spotlight
    UGI
  • Investor Spotlight
    NFI