Lehigh Valley:
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Lehigh Valley, 90 minutes west of New York City and 60 minutes north of Philadelphia, is the 69th largest metropolitan region in the United States, with a $41.2 billion GDP larger than that of 112 nations. We are a two-county region in eastern Pennsylvania consisting of 62 distinct municipalities and three cities: Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton.

Site Selection magazine has recognized Lehigh Valley as the best performing region of its size for economic development in the Northeastern United States for the past three years. To learn more about the Lehigh Valley economy and the great strides it made in the past year, check out the 2019 LVEDC Annual Report.

Excited about the Made Possible in Lehigh Valley video? Visit Made Possible in Lehigh Valley to participate in our region’s initiative to tell the world about amazing opportunities for talented professionals in Lehigh Valley and share your Made Possible stories.

 

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By the Numbers
$41.2 Billion

2018 Gross Domestic Product

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City Center Lehigh Valley
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10.6% of Labor Force
Employed in Manufacturing

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$3.8 Billion

Exports in 2019

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Air Products
By the Numbers
$65,119

Median Household Income

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PPL Electric Utilities
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672,907

Population

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Olympus
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358,000

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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$7.3 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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10,754 degrees awarded by Lehigh Valley colleges (2017-18 academic year)

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Fuling
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85,000 employed in "Eds & Meds" sectors

By the Numbers
149,000

Population between ages 18 and 34

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The tour visited the Vastex facility in Lehigh Valley Industrial Park VII in Bethlehem.

Access to the lowest-cost loans available

The Lehigh Valley Lending Network (LVLN) is an award winning, nationally recognized unique partnership of local financial institutions with a goal to create efficiencies in accessing credit and other resources within the private commercial lending community. The LVLN also provides the client with resources to maximize the use of incentives available through the economic development community. Learn more.

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    The last year has been a period of tremendous change in executive leadership at the Lehigh Valley’s leading companies and largest employers. There hasn’t been a time during the last 30 years when there has been this much change in a short period of time in the executive leadership of the Lehigh Valley. A new generation of leaders is shaping [...]

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Lehigh ValleyQuick Facts

By the Numbers
$41.2 Billion

2018 Gross Domestic Product

Investor Spotlight
City Center Lehigh Valley
Industry Spotlight

10.6% of Labor Force
Employed in Manufacturing

By the Numbers
$3.8 Billion

Exports in 2019

Investor Spotlight
Air Products
By the Numbers
$65,119

Median Household Income

Investor Spotlight
PPL Electric Utilities
By the Numbers
672,907

Population

Investor Spotlight
Olympus
By the Numbers
358,000

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
$7.3 Billion

Manufacturing Contribution to GDP

Investor Spotlight
BB&T
Industry Spotlight

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

Investor Spotlight
Seedcopa
Industry Spotlight

10,754 degrees awarded by Lehigh Valley colleges (2017-18 academic year)

Investor Spotlight
Fuling
Industry Spotlight

85,000 employed in "Eds & Meds" sectors

By the Numbers
149,000

Population between ages 18 and 34

Investor Spotlight
Workforce Board