Opportunities Made Possible by You

Investments in the Lehigh Valley make it possible for our community to grow, develop, and improve our quality of life. Investors make it possible for LVEDC to tell the Lehigh Valley’s story and compete with much larger markets for new development, talent, and jobs. We have been able to develop regional strategies, pool resources, share services, and leverage spending to score big wins in economic development thanks to the commitment of our many public and private partners.

These successes, which include 50 business attraction or expansion projects that led to more than 9,000 new or retained jobs in 2019, our growing millennial population, national recognition of the region’s economic successes in such publications as The New York Times, and the launch of a new Made Possible in Lehigh Valley initiative, are featured in LVEDC’s 2019 Annual Report.

To learn more about investing in the economic development of the Lehigh Valley, view the 2020 Investor Opportunities brochure or fill out the short form at the bottom of the page to speak with our staff and learn more.

To show our appreciation for our 2019 investors, LVEDC commissioned ads in The Morning Call and Lehigh Valley Business in March 2020 to let the Lehigh Valley know the companies that demonstrate their commitment to the regional economy by investing in LVEDC. Click the link to view the ad and see the list of LVEDC Investors by category.

The companies listed below actively invest in economic development in Lehigh Valley. We encourage you to support our investors.

  • FreshPet
  • AblePay Health
  • Allied Personnel Services
  • Alvin H. Butz
  • BSI Corporate Benefits
  • DeSales University
  • Embassy Bank for the Lehigh Valley
  • Feinberg Real Estate Advisors
  • First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union
  • Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network
  • Hospital Central Services
  • Iota Communications
  • Jaindl Land Development
  • JM Uliana & Associates
  • Lee & Associates of Eastern PA
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College
  • Merchants Bank of Bangor
  • MKSD architects
  • Moravian College
  • New Tripoli Bank
  • Northampton Community College
  • Penn State Lehigh Valley
  • Provident Bank
  • QNB Bank
  • Univest Bank
  • VfD Technologies
  • Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services
  • Life Sciences Pennsylvania
  • Albarell Electric
  • BerkOne
  • Bohler Engineering
  • Buckno Lisicky & Company
  • CF Martin & Company
  • Communication Systems
  • Compass Point
  • D’Huy Engineering
  • EarthRes Group
  • Easton Area Industrial Land Development Corporation
  • Express Employment Professionals of Northampton County
  • Fedetz & Martin Associates PC
  • Hanover Township – Lehigh County
  • Hotel Bethlehem
  • Ironton Telephone Company
  • Just Born
  • Kelly Automotive Group
  • Kitchen Magic
  • Klunk & Millan Advertising
  • Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
  • Lehigh Valley Industrial Park
  • Lehigh Valley Rail Management
  • Manufacturers Resource Center
  • Michael Baker International
  • Moonstone Environmental
  • Nacci Printing
  • NAI Summit
  • North Star Construction Management
  • O’Brien’s Moving & Storage
  • Ott Consulting
  • RLB Accountants
  • SAGE Design-Build
  • SVN | Imperial Realty
  • Terraform Engineering
  • Ultra-Poly Corporation
  • Wind Gap Electric
  • Worthington Energy Innovations
  • Baker Tilly


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In the 21st Century global economy, most businesses can choose any of the 50 states or 191 countries in the world. The Lehigh Valley has the assets, quality of life, location, workforce and infrastructure to compete in this global marketplace. We need you to help us grow our economy—and in turn—your customer base. Your investment enables LVEDC to market our community to those who shape opinions and make decisions about site selection, corporation locations, where to start and where to grow companies.

Lehigh ValleyQuick Facts

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$41.2 Billion

2018 Gross Domestic Product

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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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Median Household Income

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PPL Electric Utilities
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Labor Force

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

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Technology Patents

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

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

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85,000 employed in "Eds & Meds" sectors

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Population between ages 18 and 34

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