Lehigh Valley:
Come here. Start here. Grow here.

Located 60 minutes north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City, Lehigh Valley is the 69th largest metropolitan region in the United States, with a $37 billion GDP that is larger than that of 97 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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Featured Events

  • Mar02

    State of Northampton County

    Northampton County Executive John Brown's 2017 State of Northampton County Address will be presented by the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation on Thursday, March 2, from 7:30 – 9 a.m. The event will take place in the Grand Ballroom at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem, 437 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018 Registration and breakfast will be [...]

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  • Mar23

    2017 LVEDC Annual Meeting

    Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation will hold the 2017 Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 23 from 5 - 7:30 p.m. at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in the Musikfest Café. The LVEDC Annual Meeting highlights economic development in the Lehigh Valley over the past year and recognizes notable projects, organizations, and people that cont [...]

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Lehigh ValleyQuick Facts

  • Industry Spotlight

    14.2% of Labor Force
    Employed in Professional & Business Services
    Q4 2016

  • By the Numbers
    $37 Billion

    Gross Domestic Product

  • Investor Spotlight
    City Center Lehigh Valley
  • Industry Spotlight

    10.2% of Labor Force
    Employed in Manufacturing
    Q4 2016

  • By the Numbers
    $4.3 Billion

    Exports (2015)

  • Investor Spotlight
    Air Products
  • Industry Spotlight

    1325 Total Office Buildings

  • By the Numbers
    $58,134

    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

    4.8% Industrial
    Vacancy Rate

  • By the Numbers
    658,477

    Population

  • Investor Spotlight
    Olympus
  • Industry Spotlight

    8.8% Office
    Vacancy Rate

  • By the Numbers
    336,100

    Labor Force

  • Investor Spotlight
    Lutron Electronics
  • Industry Spotlight

    10% of Labor Force
    Employed in Leisure & Hospitality
    Q4 2016

  • By the Numbers
    4,359

    Technology Patents from 2000-2013

  • Investor Spotlight
    Mack Trucks
  • Industry Spotlight

    1.6% of Labor Force
    Employed in Food & Beverage Manufacturing
    Q4 2016

  • By the Numbers
    25 Million

    Office Inventory (Square Feet)

  • Investor Spotlight
    UGI
  • By the Numbers
    108 Million

    Industrial Inventory (Square Feet)

  • Investor Spotlight
    NFI