Lehigh Valley:
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Located 60 minutes north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City, Lehigh Valley is the 65th largest metropolitan region in the United States, with a $39 billion GDP that is larger than that of 108 nations. Lehigh Valley is a two-county region in eastern Pennsylvania consisting of 62 distinct municipalities and three cities: Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton. Lehigh Valley has been recognized by Site Selection magazine as the best performing region of its size for economic development in the Northeastern United States.

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9.1% of Labor Force
Employed in Professional, Technical, Financial & Business Services
Q2 2017

By the Numbers
$39.1 Billion

Gross Domestic Product
2016

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City Center Lehigh Valley
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10.5% of Labor Force
Employed in Manufacturing
Q2 2017

By the Numbers
$3.44 Billion

Exports
2015

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Air Products
By the Numbers
$59,989

Median Household Income

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PPL Electric Utilities
By the Numbers
24,246

New Jobs Created Over Past 5 Years

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National Penn
By the Numbers
659,312

Population

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Olympus
By the Numbers
344,623

Labor Force

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Lutron Electronics
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33% of Labor Force
Employed in Health Care, Social Assistance & Education

By the Numbers
4,399

Technology Patents from 2000-2015

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Mack Trucks
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10.7% of Labor Force
Employed in Accomodation, Food Services, Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

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UGI
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NFI
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15% of the total community college degrees awarded in PA
2015-2016 academic year

By the Numbers
$6.9 Billion

Manufactuing Contribution to GDP
2016

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BB&T
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68th largest metropolitan area in the U.S. by population

By the Numbers
$7.98 Billion

Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
Contribution to GDP
2016

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Seedcopa
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9,747 degrees awarded by colleges and universities
2014-2015 academic year

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$5.3 Billion

Professional & Business Services
Contribution to GDP
2016

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Fuling
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80,000 employed in "Eds & Meds" sectors

By the Numbers
21.7%

Population between ages 18 and 34

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LVEDC is at the center of a lending network that provides access to the lowest-cost financing available at fixed rates for up to 20 years. We partner with more than one dozen banks and let them compete for your business to find you the best rates on loans, as well as provide access to many state, local, and federal programs and incentives.

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Featured Events

  • May31

    Urban Update: A Brokers & Developers Council Event

    Join us for LVEDC's first Brokers & Developers Council event of 2018: An urban update and tour of City Center's Tower 6. The event will take place on Thursday, May 31, from 4 - 6:30 p.m. on the 10th floor of Tower 6. Hear from a panel of experts as they discuss the changing urban landscape in the Lehigh Valley's cities and the factors that are [...]

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  • Jul12

    Education & Talent Supply Study Launch Event

    The Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) and numerous regional partners are entering the final stages of the ongoing talent supply study, from which a report is expected to be completed and released during a launch event on Thursday, July 12, from 4 - 6:30 p.m. at Blue Grillhouse, 4431 Easton Avenue, Bethlehem. The event is free a [...]

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Lehigh ValleyQuick Facts

Industry Spotlight

9.1% of Labor Force
Employed in Professional, Technical, Financial & Business Services
Q2 2017

By the Numbers
$39.1 Billion

Gross Domestic Product
2016

Investor Spotlight
City Center Lehigh Valley
Industry Spotlight

10.5% of Labor Force
Employed in Manufacturing
Q2 2017

By the Numbers
$3.44 Billion

Exports
2015

Investor Spotlight
Air Products
By the Numbers
$59,989

Median Household Income

Investor Spotlight
PPL Electric Utilities
By the Numbers
24,246

New Jobs Created Over Past 5 Years

Investor Spotlight
National Penn
By the Numbers
659,312

Population

Investor Spotlight
Olympus
By the Numbers
344,623

Labor Force

Investor Spotlight
Lutron Electronics
Industry Spotlight

33% of Labor Force
Employed in Health Care, Social Assistance & Education

By the Numbers
4,399

Technology Patents from 2000-2015

Investor Spotlight
Mack Trucks
Industry Spotlight

10.7% of Labor Force
Employed in Accomodation, Food Services, Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

Investor Spotlight
UGI
Investor Spotlight
NFI
Industry Spotlight

15% of the total community college degrees awarded in PA
2015-2016 academic year

By the Numbers
$6.9 Billion

Manufactuing Contribution to GDP
2016

Investor Spotlight
BB&T
Industry Spotlight

68th largest metropolitan area in the U.S. by population

By the Numbers
$7.98 Billion

Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
Contribution to GDP
2016

Investor Spotlight
Seedcopa
Industry Spotlight

9,747 degrees awarded by colleges and universities
2014-2015 academic year

By the Numbers
$5.3 Billion

Professional & Business Services
Contribution to GDP
2016

Investor Spotlight
Fuling
Industry Spotlight

80,000 employed in "Eds & Meds" sectors

By the Numbers
21.7%

Population between ages 18 and 34

Investor Spotlight
Workforce Board