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 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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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

  • Oct17

    County Executive Forum on Economic Development

    LVEDC is excited to announce an upcoming County Executive candidate forum on economic development on Tuesday, October 17, from 8 - 9:30 a.m. at Coca-Cola Park (club level). All four candidates running for County Executive in Lehigh and Northampton counties will be present to discuss their thoughts and ideas as they relate to jobs and economic de [...]

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  • Oct18

    Meet the Buyers Lehigh Valley

    The 3rd Bi-Annual Lehigh Valley Meet the Buyers Expo returns to the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The Lehigh Valley Meet the Buyers Expo provides a unique opportunity to meet buyers face-to-face and network with other small businesses. Find out more and register online at LVmeetthebuyers.com. Tentative sched [...]

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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