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Instagram Stories Highlight What’s Made Possible in Lehigh Valley

By Colin McEvoy on June 18, 2019

The Made Possible in Lehigh Valley initiative is all about stories. We want to share the perspectives of the people in our region and let them explain why Lehigh Valley is a special place where you can create a life, a business, or a career, on your terms.

That’s why since the launch of the initiative in March, the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) has been sharing the stories of the people of Lehigh Valley and how they’ve been successful in the region.

Many of those stories can be found on the official Made Possible in Lehigh Valley Instagram account.

Using the hashtag #lvmadepossible, this account has been highlighting many of the things that make Lehigh Valley special, from entrepreneurs and startups, to transplants and long-time residents; from schools and students, to entertainment venues and outdoor amenities.

We want to share your stories as well. If you’re a Lehigh Valley resident or company that would like to see your own story highlighted through Made Possible in Lehigh Valley, contact Michael Keller, LVEDC Director of Marketing, at [email protected].

Below are just a few examples of Made Possible Instagram posts from recent months:

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“I originally came to the Lehigh Valley as a high school exchange student and pursued my bachelor’s degree as an international student at @psulehighvalley. After my graduation, I left the Lehigh Valley, got married, and decided to relocate back in the area to start a family and make the Lehigh Valley my new home in March 2018. My husband and I choose to start a family in the Lehigh Valley for several reasons. One is to be closer to his family. Second is the housing affordability. And, third is the close proximity to major cities and airports of the Northeast region. I love the suburb living lifestyle that the Lehigh Valley has to offer. It is calm and peaceful, but at the same time; it offers many family-friendly activities, different cuisines, and is surrounded by people of diverse backgrounds.” – Dream Raskot Sales Coordinator, UL LLC #lvmadepossible #lehighvalley #eduation #community #pennstate #psulv #madepossibe #findyourpossible

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