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LVEDC hosts U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright on March 28th

By LVEDC Staff on March 25, 2014

LVEDC logo small“Rather engage in a policy of austerity, we need to invest in building a workforce of talented people who are earning family-sustaining wages. I have spoken about investing in infrastructure often; now is the time to build our workforce and move to greater economic prosperity.”

 

THE LVEDC INTERVIEW – U.S.
Rep. Matt Cartwright, May 22, 2013

Matthew Cartwright was elected by the voters on November 6th 2012 to represent heavily reconfigured 17th U.S. Congressional District, which now includes the City of Easton and several townships in Northampton County. A lawyer by trade and Democrat by political affiliation, LVEDC is pleased to host the congressman in our latest Conversation and Cocktails event where you’ll get a chance to look, listen, ask and learn.

We’ll see you there.

When:
3:15 p.m. Friday, March 28th

Where:
Bank Street Annex
316 Northampton St.
Easton

Register now.

Demographic & Labor Dynamics of Lehigh Valley

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is taken from the recently published Competitive Realities report that was created by Jay Garner of Garner Economics of Atlanta, Ga. This segment [...]

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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
By the Numbers
$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

By the Numbers
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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Truist
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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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By the Numbers
149,000

Population between ages 18 and 34

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FirstEnergy