Lehigh Valley:
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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 $40 billion GDP that is larger than that of 112 entire 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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By the Numbers
$40.1 Billion

Gross Domestic Product

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City Center Lehigh Valley
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11% of Labor Force
Employed in Manufacturing

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$3.65 Billion

Exports

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Air Products
By the Numbers
$62,489

Median Household Income

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PPL Electric Utilities
By the Numbers
26,000

New Jobs Created Over Past 5 Years

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National Penn
By the Numbers
669,899

Population

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Olympus
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345,260

Labor Force

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Lutron Electronics
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26.1% of Labor Force
Employed in "Eds & Meds" sectors

By the Numbers
5,073

Technology Patents

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Mack Trucks
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UGI
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NFI
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14% of the total community college degrees awarded in PA

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$7.4 Billion

Manufacturing Contribution to GDP

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BB&T
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69th largest metropolitan area in the U.S. by population

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Seedcopa
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10,328 degrees awarded by colleges and universities

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Fuling
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81,000 employed in "Eds & Meds" sectors

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26.97%

Population between ages 18 and 34

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Featured Events

  • Mar19

    2019 LVEDC Annual Meeting

    The 2019 LVEDC Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 19, at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks.2018 marked yet another banner year for the Lehigh Valley. The economic output of the Lehigh Valley economy reached its highest mark ever at $40 billion in GDP, and for the second consecutive year Lehigh Valley was ranked the top region of it [...]

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  • Mar27

    2019 State of Northampton County with County Executive Lamont McClure

    Save the date for the 2019 State of Northampton County address with County Executive Lamont McClure. The event will be held as a breakfast and address on Wednesday, March 27, in the Grand Ballroom at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem.Registration is free and open to the public. Please register via the form below or call 610-266-6775.Presenting s [...]

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Lehigh ValleyQuick Facts

By the Numbers
$40.1 Billion

Gross Domestic Product

Investor Spotlight
City Center Lehigh Valley
Industry Spotlight

11% of Labor Force
Employed in Manufacturing

By the Numbers
$3.65 Billion

Exports

Investor Spotlight
Air Products
By the Numbers
$62,489

Median Household Income

Investor Spotlight
PPL Electric Utilities
By the Numbers
26,000

New Jobs Created Over Past 5 Years

Investor Spotlight
National Penn
By the Numbers
669,899

Population

Investor Spotlight
Olympus
By the Numbers
345,260

Labor Force

Investor Spotlight
Lutron Electronics
Industry Spotlight

26.1% of Labor Force
Employed in "Eds & Meds" sectors

By the Numbers
5,073

Technology Patents

Investor Spotlight
Mack Trucks
Investor Spotlight
UGI
Investor Spotlight
NFI
Industry Spotlight

14% of the total community college degrees awarded in PA

By the Numbers
$7.4 Billion

Manufacturing Contribution to GDP

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BB&T
Industry Spotlight

69th largest metropolitan area in the U.S. by population

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Seedcopa
Industry Spotlight

10,328 degrees awarded by colleges and universities

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Fuling
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81,000 employed in "Eds & Meds" sectors

By the Numbers
26.97%

Population between ages 18 and 34

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Workforce Board

LVEDC Annual Meeting to be held on March 19

Register here:

https://lehighvalley.org/events/2019-annual-meeting/

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