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In past articles on this blog, I have discussed the benefits of doing business throughout the Lehigh Valley and touted the Lehigh Valley’s collaborative focus on the region’s economic development… and now I have new independent support. Fourth Economy, a national economic development firm, has recognized Lehigh County as a top ten county in the U.S. to attract future growth and investment. Ranked seventh on the list, Lehigh County was selected for investment, talent, sustainability, place and diversity. Read the rest of this entry »
On Tuesday, May 15, 2012, the Lehigh Valley celebrated the 50 year anniversaries of two dynamic organizations that have served as funding agencies to foster economic development in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania: Lehigh’s Economic Advancement Project ( known as “LEAP) and Northampton County’s New Jobs Corp (know as “New Jobs Corp”). The Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (known as the “LVEDC”) administers both of these organizations and others, including the Lehigh County Industrial Development Authority through its Senior VP of Finance, John Kingsley.
The city of Easton is privileged to have an award-winning Main Street program led by Kim Kmetz, manager. The Greater Easton Development Partnership, a 501(c)(3) organization, is charged with catalyzing economic development throughout the greater Easton area. It administers the Easton Main Street program as well as other economic development initiatives including the Easton Ambassadors program.
The Benefits of Doing Business in Easton
There are a whole series of loan and grant programs available to businesses. Firstly, there is an opportunity for a free business listing on www.eastonmainstreet.org . This website includes the opportunity to list at no charge pertinent business information and a web-link. In addition, there ample opportunities to have your business highlighted as “business of the month”. The website is managed by Kim Kmetz, Main Street manager. She can be reached at 610-330-9940 or email@example.com