Help grow the Valley’s Economy

LVEDC retained the Atlanta-based Garner Economics, a nationally-renowned economic development and site location firm, to develop a sustainable economic development strategy and identify ways to effectively grow the Lehigh Valley economy.

The end result is “A Blueprint for Success: An Economic Development Strategy for Sustainable Growth in the Lehigh Valley.”

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This 57-page study, tempered with a careful 66-point analysis, has forged a blueprint for the region’s economic future, and serves as a road map that will help the LVEDC strengthen the region’s existing industries and assist the Lehigh Valley with getting to the next level. It will ensure the region fully leverages its many assets to create an environment where cutting-edge companies and world-class talent will want to locate, and will help LVEDC identify and market to emerging industries that are an optimal fit for the region.

Download Site Selector Report on Lehigh Valley

This in-depth report on the Lehigh Valley will help you understand the assets of the local region and economy for business attraction and growth.
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    This thorough report on Lehigh Valley and it’s surrounding burroughs will help you in making the important decision of relocating your business.

 

Lehigh ValleyQuick Facts

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
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$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

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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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$7.3 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

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149,000

Population between ages 18 and 34

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