The Lehigh Valley has 62 sovereign municipalities, including 3 cities. Understanding the perspectives and needs of these stakeholders is critical to healthy economic growth. LVEDC’s strategic plan includes engaging with leaders from all those municipalities on local development priorities and improved competitiveness.

These meetings are structured so LVEDC can learn about what’s happening in each municipality, from business development to housing trends to sewage treatment capacity. It’s important to learn about the issues associated with development in every municipality while taking into account the diversity of land size, population, and local priorities.

The information that LVEDC gathers from talking with municipal leaders is a crucial component of the overall economic development strategy for the region.

These ongoing, purposeful conversations with our municipal partners are, an important opportunity to share the strategies of LVEDC and open new connections between them and other resource partners with whom we are engaged.

LVEDC invites you to reach out and say hello. We want you to learn about you and answer your questions about us. It’s our job to listen. It’s our partnerships that will make us successful with helping businesses come here, start here, and grow here.

Lehigh ValleyQuick Facts

By the Numbers
$43.3 Billion

2020 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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Lehigh Valley Health Network
By the Numbers
$3.8 Billion

Exports in 2019

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Air Products
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Lehigh Valley Electricians
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$66,865

Median Household Income

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PPL Electric Utilities
By the Numbers
676,700

Population

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Olympus
By the Numbers
347,612

Labor Force

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26.6% 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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Magestic Realty Co
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NFI
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14% of the total community college degrees awarded in PA

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Wells Fargo
By the Numbers
$7.1 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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Key Bank
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10,754 degrees awarded by Lehigh Valley colleges (2017-18 academic year)

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St. Lukes University Health Network
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82,270 employed in "Eds & Meds" sectors

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149,000

Population between ages 18 and 34

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