Resources to help your business grow

The Business Outreach Program (BOP) uses a customer-oriented approach to economic development designed to link Lehigh Valley businesses to resources throughout the community that will help their business become more profitable. The BOP combines the resources of LVEDC, government agencies, our public-sector partners, and corporations.

The goal of the program is two-fold: providing a single point-of-contact for all of your business needs, and helping to identify resources to assist you in succeeding in today’s competitive environment. Businesses have often received assistance in workforce training and recruitment, exporting, strategic and business planning, financing, and more.

Click on and view the LVEDC Business Resource Guide below to get started.

LVEDC Business Resource Guide.

LVEDC Business Resource Guide.

Once you’ve reviewed our guide, your first step is scheduling a one-on-one visit with LVEDC. During this meeting you can discuss your operations, needs, and plans for the future. Director of Business Outreach Programs Melody Bradford can be reached at mbradford@lehighvalley.org or at (610) 266-6633.

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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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    9.8% of Labor Force
    Employed in Manufacturing
    Q4 2016

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    $3.44 Billion

    Exports
    2015

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    24,400

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    342,493

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