Welcome to Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

Where is Lehigh Valley? Our region sits in the heart of the economic center of the United States, on the border of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We are a short drive from Philadelphia and New York City.

Our 62 municipalities and three cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton are home to over 670,000 people. Lehigh Valley is the 69th largest metropolitan area in the United States and produces $40.1 billion of economic output.

 

With more than 15,000 businesses contributing to a diverse industrial base, Lehigh Valley is well-positioned for the future.

In 2018, Lehigh Valley was ranked one of the top five regions for development in the Northeast, and the number one region of its size by Site Selection Magazine. Over the past three years, only New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Boston have seen more economic development projects.

 

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Lehigh ValleyQuick Facts

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
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$62,489

Median Household Income

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PPL Electric Utilities
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26,000

New Jobs Created Over Past 5 Years

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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

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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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