THERE IS A REASON LEHIGH VALLEY IS DIFFERENT.
The region’s access to markets, space, capital, and talented labor are unparalleled. The economy is thriving, the culture is diverse, and the quality of life is phenomenal. Companies and people are choosing to locate and work in Lehigh Valley and start a new venture in a growing region that’s famous for its makers.
Lehigh Valley is a place where you can have a job you love and a home you can afford. You
can create a life, a business, or a career on your own terms. With more than 15,000 businesses
calling the region home, there is no shortage of opportunities, from multinational corporations
listed in the FORTUNE 500 to small, family-owned businesses.
Entrepreneurs and innovators have been making their mark in Lehigh Valley for centuries, going back to the first waterworks in the American colonies built by the Moravian community of Bethlehem in the 1750s. The transistor, the lighting dimmer switch, and the first rapid testing kit for HIV all were
developed in Lehigh Valley.
Thanks in part to changing demographic trends and preferences, the cities, boroughs, and towns of Lehigh Valley have increasingly become a symbol of the overall strength of the region. Lehigh Valley has thriving downtown neighborhoods in each of its three cities, placing the region in a perfect position to capitalize on the growing trends of people and workers seeking the life-work balance offered here.
A TOP MARKET FOR BUSINESS GROWTH
Lehigh Valley is the #3 in the country among mid-sized markets (populations 200K – 1 Million)Site Selection Magazine, March 2020
AVERAGE WAGES FOR SELECT KEY OCCUPATIONS
Health Practitioners $95,100
Management Occupations $121,600
Software developers $92,700
Computer systems analysts $90,900
Physicians and surgeons $192,700
Information Technology Managers $134,600
Operations Managers $125,100
Industrial Production Managers $114,300
Life Scientists $83,600
Financial Specialists $81,200
Accountants and auditors $78,500
Registered Nurses $68,000
Elementary & High School Teachers $68,400
IN 18-34 YEAR OLD POPULATION
OF LEHIGH VALLEY’S THREE CITIES OF ALLENTOWN, BETHLEHEM, AND EASTON.
JOBS ADDED IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS
LARGEST ECONOMY IN THE US