Lehigh Valley ranks among Top Five in Site Selection magazine

The Lehigh Valley was ranked one of the top five overall regions in the Northeastern United States in terms of economic development for 2016, and the number one region of its population size in the Northeast, according to Site Selection magazine.

The Lehigh Valley ranked behind only the New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and the Boston metropolitan statistical areas in the list, and was the only region in the population range between 200,000 and 1 million to make the top five.

“You need only to look at the four heavy-hitters the Lehigh Valley shares that list with to see that we are swinging well above our weight class. This past year has been a significant one for economic growth in the Lehigh Valley, and we continue to be the fastest-growing region in the state of Pennsylvania.”– Don Cunningham, LVEDC President & CEO

Site Selection is one of the highest-read and most well-respected economic development publications in the country.

The Lehigh Valley is the only metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the 200,000 to 1 million population range to rank among the top seven regions of the Northeast, according to Site Selection.

The Lehigh Valley’s lead among same-sized Northeast regions is substantial. Site Selection tracked 26 economic development projects in the Lehigh Valley for the year 2016, which is nearly double the 14 tracked for Bridgeport.

Site Selection is one of the highest-read and most well-respected economic development publications in the country, with a readership of power brokers who make major economic development decisions. For the magazine to recognize the region’s growth is a remarkable accomplishment.