Lehigh Valley, PA:
Come here. Start here. Grow here.
Lehigh Valley, located 90 minutes west of New York City and 60 minutes north of Philadelphia, is one of the fastest growing regions of Pennsylvania. Our population of nearly 690,000 has grown by 6% over the last decade. And among the 18-to-34 age group, we’ve grown by 9% — the fastest growth rate for that segment of any region in Pennsylvania.
The Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton metropolitan area, within which the Lehigh Valley is located, is the 68th largest by population in the United States, with economic output totaling $47 billion. That’s larger than the entire GDP of three U.S. states.
Site Selection magazine recognized the Lehigh Valley as the #2 ranked mid-sized regions in the country (population 200,000 to 1 million) for economic development in 2022. We’ve ranked among the top regions of our size for eight years in a row. To learn more about the continuing transformation of our economy, check out the 2022 LVEDC Annual Report.
Our 18017 ZIP code in Bethlehem ranked #6 on the list of the hottest residential real estate markets in the United States by the influential website Realtor.com.
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LVEDC Releases Annual Report
Lehigh Valley, PA, finished 2022 with an economy stronger than ever. LVEDC’s 40-page Annual Report, released in March 2023, highlights the region’s successes in business attraction, economic development projects, talent strategies, and commercial real estate. Read our Annual Report below.
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