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LVEDC Launches Quarterly E-Newsletter for Partners in Lehigh Valley Municipalities

By Colin McEvoy on May 1, 2018

The Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) is now distributing a quarterly e-newsletter to our partners in each of the Lehigh Valley’s 62 municipalities.

The newsletter, called LV Connections, is part of LVEDC’s ongoing external affairs efforts to keep our municipal partners informed about what’s happening at LVEDC, and to foster communications about economic development priorities throughout the region.

“It’s been a long-standing priority for us here at the LVEDC to ensure strong communication and outreach efforts with each of the municipalities of Lehigh and Northampton counties,” LVEDC President & CEO Don Cunningham said.

“A focus on regionalism has been inherent in our organization since its very founding 25 years ago, when a collaboration of Lehigh Valley business partners got together and established a regional economic development effort,” Cunningham said. “A rising tide lifts all boats, and strong economic development that helps the region will ultimately help each of our townships, boroughs, and cities.”

The first issue was distributed April 26 to a select list of elected officials, administrators, and staff members at Lehigh Valley municipalities, as well as officials at county and state levels. It will be delivered each fourth Thursday of the month on a quarterly basis moving forward.

The first issue highlights remarks by Cunningham about the state of the Lehigh Valley economy, as well as stories about LVEDC’s efforts to collaborate with each of the region’s municipalities, and about LVEDC’s Finance Department and Business Outreach Program (BOP).

“We hope this quarterly newsletter will give our municipal partners a deeper understanding of what we do every day here at LVEDC, and continue to facilitate the open lines of communication between our organization and each of them,” said Andrew Kleiner, LVEDC Director of External Affairs and Redevelopment.

“It’s critical for us to be engaged with the policy-makers and administrators of all the Lehigh Valley’s municipalities, so we can learn how to make every one of them the best they can be and move the Lehigh Valley forward from an economic development perspective over the next few years,” Kleiner said.

The newsletter also highlights various news stories related to LVEDC and the Lehigh Valley economy, including the region’s Top 5 ranking, newly-unveiled digital billboards, LVEDC’s new annual report, and the organization’s recent participation in the Site Selectors Guild Annual Conference.

If you are an elected official, administrator, or staff member at a Lehigh Valley municipality who would like to receive the newsletter, contact LVEDC Director of Communication Colin McEvoy at [email protected].

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