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County executive candidates to appear in May 13th forum

By LVEDC Staff on April 23, 2013

The Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. and the Lehigh Valley Partnership will co-host a County Executive Candidates Forum on jobs, economic development and regionalism at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 13 in the newly-opened Gambet Center on the campus of DeSales University, Center Valley.

The Forum will feature two 60-minute sessions, one starting at 7 p.m. for the four candidates in Northampton County, followed by a second session at 8:15 p.m.  for the three candidates in Lehigh County.

The one-hour discussions will be moderated by Christopher Borick, professor of political science at Muhlenberg College. Questions will be drawn from submissions by investors and board members of LVEDC and members of the LV Partnership.

The Forum is an opportunity for the candidates for county executive to discuss their platforms and ideas regarding job creation, economic growth and regionalism in the Lehigh Valley. The Forum will be held in the Gambet Center’s large lecture room.

This event is open only to LVEDC board members and investors and Lehigh Valley Partnership members.

The Lehigh Valley Partnership is a consortium of the presidents and CEOs of the region’s largest employers, along with ex-officio members from regional organizations, and county and city elected executives. LVEDC is a public-private partnership created by the LV Partnership to market the Lehigh Valley region for business growth and development and to create a one-stop shop to assist businesses with growing and starting in and relocating to the Lehigh Valley.

For more information, please contact Laurie Demko at LVEDC at [email protected] or 610-266-2218.

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