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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13.8% of Labor Force
Employed in Professional & Business Services
Q4 2016

By the Numbers
$39.1 Billion

Gross Domestic Product
2016

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City Center Lehigh Valley
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9.8% of Labor Force
Employed in Manufacturing
Q4 2016

By the Numbers
$3.44 Billion

Exports
2015

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Air Products
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1,504 Total Office Buildings
Q2 2017

By the Numbers
$57,510

Median Household Income

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PPL Electric Utilities
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1,770 Total Industrial Buildings
Q2 2017

By the Numbers
24,400

New Jobs Created Over Past 5 Years

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National Penn
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5.0% Industrial
Vacancy Rate
Q2 2017

By the Numbers
658,477

Population

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Olympus
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7.7% Office
Vacancy Rate
Q2 2017

By the Numbers
342,493

Labor Force

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Lutron Electronics
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17.2% of Labor Force
Employed in Health Care & Social Assistance

By the Numbers
5,073

Technology Patents from 2000-2015

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Mack Trucks
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9.1% Increase in exports
Among top 20 markets nationally in export growth

By the Numbers
25.8 Million

Total Office Inventory (Square Feet)
Q2 2017

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UGI
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10.1% Industrial rent growth
Second highest in the U.S.

By the Numbers
115.5 Million

Total Industrial Inventory (Square Feet)
Q2 2017

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NFI

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Featured Events

  • Feb22

    State of Lehigh County mixer with County Executive Phillips Armstrong

    Join us for an afternoon mixer and networking event with County Executive Phillips Armstrong as he presents his first-ever State of Lehigh County Address. Phillips Armstrong was recently sworn in as Lehigh County Executive and will join attendees at a meet-and-greet mixer followed by a brief address and Q&A session. After serving for mor [...]

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  • Mar02

    State of Northampton County breakfast with County Executive Lamont McClure

    Join us for a breakfast mixer and networking event with County Executive Lamont McClure as he presents his first-ever State of Northampton County Address. Lamont McClure was recently sworn in as Northampton County Executive and will join attendees at a meet-and-greet breakfast including a State of the County update. The event will take place in [...]

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Lehigh ValleyQuick Facts

Industry Spotlight

13.8% of Labor Force
Employed in Professional & Business Services
Q4 2016

By the Numbers
$39.1 Billion

Gross Domestic Product
2016

Investor Spotlight
City Center Lehigh Valley
Industry Spotlight

9.8% of Labor Force
Employed in Manufacturing
Q4 2016

By the Numbers
$3.44 Billion

Exports
2015

Investor Spotlight
Air Products
Industry Spotlight

1,504 Total Office Buildings
Q2 2017

By the Numbers
$57,510

Median Household Income

Investor Spotlight
PPL Electric Utilities
Industry Spotlight

1,770 Total Industrial Buildings
Q2 2017

By the Numbers
24,400

New Jobs Created Over Past 5 Years

Investor Spotlight
National Penn
Industry Spotlight

5.0% Industrial
Vacancy Rate
Q2 2017

By the Numbers
658,477

Population

Investor Spotlight
Olympus
Industry Spotlight

7.7% Office
Vacancy Rate
Q2 2017

By the Numbers
342,493

Labor Force

Investor Spotlight
Lutron Electronics
Industry Spotlight

17.2% of Labor Force
Employed in Health Care & Social Assistance

By the Numbers
5,073

Technology Patents from 2000-2015

Investor Spotlight
Mack Trucks
Industry Spotlight

9.1% Increase in exports
Among top 20 markets nationally in export growth

By the Numbers
25.8 Million

Total Office Inventory (Square Feet)
Q2 2017

Investor Spotlight
UGI
Industry Spotlight

10.1% Industrial rent growth
Second highest in the U.S.

By the Numbers
115.5 Million

Total Industrial Inventory (Square Feet)
Q2 2017

Investor Spotlight
NFI