Region’s priorities get a glossy new look
By LVEDC Staff on February 11, 2014
From the start in 1995 the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation has been committed to building a culture of regionalism to accomplish a greater good. An aspect of that commitment manifests itself in the priority capital projects, a process designed to promote the Lehigh Valley to economic development funding with all an “all hands on deck” approach by showing the support of the entire region for projects that may be specific to a particular city or county.
With the year only just over a month old, LVEDC has given the process a facelift. Economic development directors of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton are meeting quarterly to work with LVEDC and the Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley delegation to identify a short list of top-flight projects. The information will be published in a through, easy-to-read booklet entitled Lehigh Valley Development Priorities.
“Meeting every quarter allows Lehigh Valley communities to regularly update the project list over the course of the year,” said Don Cunningham, LVEDC president and CEO. “I think that allows us greater versatility to meet the changing needs of those areas.”
Here is the list of the projects for the First Quarter of 2014.
Adelaide Mill Redevelopment Allentown
Allentown Metal Works Allentown
CRIZ Application (Awarded Dec. 2013) Bethlehem
Simon Silk Mill Redevelopment Project Easton
Black Diamond Mill Redevelopment Easton
F.L. Smidth Lehigh County
Lehigh Valley Dairy Lehigh County
Green Knights Industrial Park II Northampton County
FedEX Ground Proposed Transportation Hub Northampton County
The proposals showcase the Lehigh Valley’s great economic potential and present the proposals in the best possible manner. Over the years the united effort has paid handsome dividends as several dozen projects have been fully funded.
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