LVEDC’s Top 10 Most-Read Blog Stories From 2018
By Colin McEvoy on December 21, 2018
Last week, the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) shared some of the biggest economic development success stories from the year 2018. Now we’d like to share the stories that most caught our readers’ attention throughout the year.
Below are the 10 most-read stories of the year from the LVEDC blog, according to our analytics, in order of their publication date:
The guest speaker of the year’s first entry in the Lehigh Valley Launchbox Ladies event series, Khine Alkhal started Khineder Creations, her Emmaus-based chemical-free bath and beauty products store as a culmination of more than a decade of work as a humanitarian and philanthropist.
Hagai Feiner had long planned an East Coast office for his California-based tech company Access Networks, and upon visiting Easton for the first time, he knew it was the right place.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that 14 census tracts in the Lehigh Valley were included in his proposed list of Pennsylvania tracts submitted to the federal government for the newly-created Qualified Opportunity Zones.
This company, which works with its customers to help them save money on out-of-pocket deductibles and co-insurance, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new downtown Bethlehem office and headquarters this past summer.
The economic rejuvenation of South Side Bethlehem could be traced back to a few key development decisions going back as far as two decades, according to this event held by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Reaffirming its commitment to the Lehigh Valley, Air Products announced this summer that its new global headquarters will remain in the region, in a new spot in Upper Macungie Township not far from its existing location.
Air Liquide, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals in the semi-conductor business and the world’s largest industrial gas company by revenue, has expanded its operations in the Lehigh Valley, a move that created and retained a total of nearly 270 jobs.
Not too many ribbon-cuttings require the use of a gas torch to get through the ribbon, but that was the cas when the Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School unveiled their new welding lab, which will allow the school to meet the growing labor market demands of the 21st century.
As part of our mission to help businesses come, grow, and start here, LVEDC does a round-up each quarter of available business incubator space in the Lehigh Valley.
The $40.1 billion regional GDP for 2017 is about a 5 percent increase over the previous year, and growth in manufacturing was responsible for about 36 percent of that year-over-year growth, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.
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