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Lehigh Valley PREP Region Overview

Contact the Lehigh Valley PREP Coordinator

Jack Pfunder
Manufacturers Resource Center
610.758.5599
jack.pfunder@mrcpa.org

PREP Region Profile

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Business Demographics

The Lehigh Valley is the third-largest region in Pennsylvania behind Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and is one of the state’s fastest-growing regions. This growth can be attributed to the region’s close proximity to several major metropolitan markets (located within one day’s drive of 40% of the U.S. and one-half of Canadian consumers), an infrastructure base that allows for continued growth and development, tremendous natural and recreational resources that make for a high quality of life, and a broad and ever-expanding commercial and industrial base that offers a diversity of high-quality employment opportunities.

The area currently is adding various high-tech industries to its employment base — such as biotech, pharmaceutical and optoelectronic companies — to improve the economic diversity of the region and set the stage for long-term growth.

Lehigh Valley PREP Counties

  • Lehigh
  • Northampton

Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP) Partners

Core Partners

Additional organizations routinely work with the core partners to implement regional economic development programs and initiatives. They include:

Top Industries

  • Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Retail Trade
  • Manufacturing
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Administration Support & Waste Management Services

Major Regional Employers

  • Air Products
  • Amazon.com
  • B Braun
  • Coordinated Health
  • Ocean Spray

Incentive Programs/Technical Resources

  • Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ)
  • Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ)
  • Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ)
  • Lehigh Valley Land Recycling Initiative
  • Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ)
  • Regional Export Network (REN)
  • Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs)

Building/Site Availability

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Lehigh Valley PREP Region Map

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The page was last modified: 12/10/2014