Our Mission

The mission of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation is to market the economic assets of the Lehigh Valley and to create partnerships to lead the recruitment, growth and retention of employers.

Our Vision

Our vision is of a diverse Lehigh Valley economy that provides economic growth and opportunity for people of all skills and education and strengthens all our cities, boroughs and townships.

Our Priorities

  • Market the economic assets of the Lehigh Valley
  • Recruit companies in targeted economic sectors
  • Support the growth and retention of new and existing employers
  • Promote and coordinate a skilled and prepared workforce
  • Provide intelligence and data on the Lehigh Valley economy
  • Expand public and private sector LVEDC investment and build partnerships for economic growth

Read the LVEDC Strategic Plan 2017-2020 here

Learn about the various initiatives through the Related Stories blog links below.

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
By the Numbers
$65,119

Median Household Income

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PPL Electric Utilities
By the Numbers
672,907

Population

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Olympus
By the Numbers
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

By the Numbers
$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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Workforce Board