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September Issue of Monthly LVstartup E-Newsletter Released

By Colin McEvoy on September 7, 2017

LVstartup is a monthly e-newsletter about the Lehigh Valley entrepreneurial scene.

LVstartup is a monthly e-newsletter about the Lehigh Valley entrepreneurial scene.

The September issue of LVstartup, a monthly e-newsletter about entrepreneurs and startups in the Lehigh Valley, was released today.

It includes stories about a newly-released video showcasing the transformation of downtown Allentown, the Lehigh Valley LaunchBox accepting applications for small businesses micro-grants, and Lehigh University offering a part-time technical entrepreneurship certificate program.

Click here to see a full version of the new issue, and click here if you’d like to subscribe to the e-newsletter.

Other featured stories include Freshpet Kitchens being featured on a national tour, OraSure Technologies reporting strong second-quarter earnings, and three Allentown manufacturers growing due to two loan programs.

The issue also spotlights several upcoming events, including LVtech hosting a meetup, the Lehigh Valley Meet the Buyers Expo, the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association’s (PEDA) 2017 Fall Conference, and the Lehigh Valley March of Dimes Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Awards.

Additionally, LVstartup features a Lehigh Valley startup each month. This issue, the company is Xverity, a digital healthcare company that is focused on patient relationship management solutions in the outpatient market, creating a fully integrated network of service providers to create holistic relationships that save money, make money, and engage patients.

Visit here for a full archive of past LVstartup issues. To see issues from the past six months, click on the links below:

LVEDC’s Entrepreneurship Council of the Lehigh Valley aims to improve the entrepreneurial environment of the region by listening to its entrepreneurs, identifying their unmet needs, communicating regional entrepreneurship initiatives between council members, and connecting local resources to continue the development of new entrepreneurial support initiatives.

LVstartup receives input from various organizations that serves the local entrepreneurial community, including LVEDC, the Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation at Lehigh University, Lehigh Valley Tech, the Allentown Economic Development Corporation (AEDC), the Bethlehem Department of Community and Economic Development, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Penn State Lehigh Valley, and others.

New LVEDC Report Shows Continued Growth of Lehigh Valley Industrial Market

The Lehigh Valley industrial market continues to grow, reaching a total inventory of 115.5 million square-feet as of the second quarter of 2017. That’s according to the[...]

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  • Industry Spotlight

    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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    1,504 Total Office Buildings
    Q2 2017

  • By the Numbers
    $57,510

    Median Household Income

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    24,400

    New Jobs Created Over Past 5 Years

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    Vacancy Rate
    Q2 2017

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    Q2 2017

  • By the Numbers
    342,493

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    Employed in Health Care & Social Assistance

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    25.8 Million

    Total Office Inventory (Square Feet)
    Q2 2017

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    Total Industrial Inventory (Square Feet)
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