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Bridgeworks Enterprise Center Selected as PEDA Program of the Year

Pennsylvania Economic Development Association Bestows Honors on Allentown Business Incubator

Allentown, Pennsylvania — On Tuesday, October 27th, the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association (PEDA) recognized the Allentown Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) business incubation program with its 2015 Program of the Year award. The award was accepted by Anthony Durante, Program Manager, on behalf of AEDC at the 2015 PEDA Fall Conference which took place in Altoona, Pennsylvania this week.

“We are honored that PEDA and their awards committee have recognized the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center with the 2015 Program of the Year award,” said Durante. “The award is a true testament to the hard work that our staff, advisers and board members have put into rebuilding the business incubation program.”

“Business incubation is one of the cornerstones of good economic development. It is also one of the most difficult to achieve,” said Dave Black, Awards Committee Chairperson for PEDA. “It is labor and cost intensive and return on investment is limited, while business development is slow. However for organizations like AEDC that support business incubation, it sends a message to both local and passing entrepreneurs that the community being served does have their eyes focused on the future, jobs of the future and future opportunities for the region’s emerging workforce.”

Founded in 1989, the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center was launched in the refurbished Mack Trucks Plant 4A on the south side of Allentown. Since the program began, there have been 59 companies that have been through the business incubator of which more than half are either still in business today or have been acquired by other companies. These companies have created or retained 286 jobs in the Lehigh Valley.

Durante was hired in April 2012 to manage the business incubation program. Being new to economic development, he had to rapidly build his knowledge base of business incubation best practices. Through the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA), Durante attended several conferences and training institutes, earning InBIA’s Incubator Management Certificate in October 2013. As he increased his understanding of business incubation practices, Durante began implementing changes to the program.

“We immediately began broadcasting the message that the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center is a business incubation program – not just space for rent,” explains Durante. “Startup companies come to us because they are looking for an environment where they can thrive and grow into profitable self-sustaining organizations.”

Over the past two years, AEDC has also invested over $1.6 million in physical improvements to the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center. These much needed improvements were funded in part through Federal EDA, Pennsylvania RACP and SBA grants. The majority of these funds we focused on replacing the roof; a project that reduced the energy costs of the center by 54 percent. Funding was also directed at creating an industrial open-office space for early stage technology startups that includes a coworking element for independent professionals.

Today, the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center is home to 11 startup companies. These companies generate more than $4.3 million is sales and employ 38 full-time, part-time or contractor positions. The companies span several industries including alcoholic beverage production, advanced plastics and polymers, cyber security, design engineering and certification laboratory services.

The business incubation program includes an in-depth entrepreneurial education track focused on driving the companies towards increasing their sales. A four-part training series entitled “Growing Your Business” was recently introduced that focuses specifically on the branding, marketing and sales strategies of these startups. Additionally, a Peer-to-Peer Mentoring program was launched in the spring. Through the group, led by a local certified business coach, the executive team members of the companies learn to work together to address challenges facing their businesses.

“Everything we do, as part of the incubation program, needs to propel these companies towards profitability and self-sustainment,” Durante emphasized. “These companies will graduate the business incubator at some point within five to seven years. When they reach that window in time, they need to be able to function independently from the incubator and continue to grow on their own ambitions.”

Although he is quick to applaud the vision Durante had for rebuilding the program and merits he has accomplished over the past few years, Scott Unger, Executive Director of AEDC knows that much of the results are because of the entrepreneurs in the program.

“Our clients companies are the real reason for our success and the basis for this award,” says Unger. “Without their hard work and passion for their industries, we at AEDC would have nothing to boast about. Their stories are what make our business incubation program such a success.”

About the Allentown Economic Development Corporation

AEDC is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to a mission of identifying, encouraging, developing and managing strategic business opportunities for the benefit of Allentown, its citizens, and the Lehigh Valley. Its goal is to improve vacant and underutilized properties by assisting manufacturers, business owners and entrepreneurs in obtaining the resources and opportunities they require for success in the City of Allentown. AEDC offers access to financing and incentives, assistance with brownfield remediation, and support for growing businesses within the City.

Over the course of its 26-year existence, the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, founded in the refurbished Mack Trucks Plant 4A in 1989, has helped launch more than 70 companies in Allentown that have created more than 300 jobs. It is a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network. Today, the Center is home to Architrep, ColdEdge Technologies, The Colony Meadery, County Seat Spirits, HiJinx Brewing Company, JH Plastics, LightLab International Allentown, MTS Ventures, Netizen Corporation, Polymer Contours and Zzyzx Polymers.

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Another Bright Start for Seasoned Allentown Entrepreneurs

LightLab International Allentown Celebrates its Grand Opening

Allentown, Pennsylvania — On Thursday, October 22nd, founders Mike Grather and Tracy Silvert celebrated the grand opening of LightLab International Allentown LLC, an ISO-certified photometric testing laboratory located at the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center in Allentown. The grand opening marks the culmination of nearly eight months of work involving construction, equipment installation and laboratory certification. LightLab International Allentown is ready to perform certified testing on lighting bulbs and fixtures.

“We are excited to be completely through the process of getting the lab set up and accredited,” said Tracy Silvert, Chief Operating Officer. “We are ready to start providing quality testing services for our clients who have been patiently waiting to send us work.”

LightLab International Allentown will specialize in testing and certifying LED lighting products, both in the form of replacement lamps and more complex fixture applications. Lighting fixture manufacturers need certified labs to perform tests to ensure that quality assurance specifications are met, such as energy efficiency, color, and lumen output. Additionally, in order for a manufacturer to sell certain lighting products in the US, they are required to be labeled with certain performance metrics and meet certain energy efficiency requirements. LightLab International Allentown is fully accredited and ready to provide these services.

“There are much broader applications for LEDs than there were for incandescent or compact fluorescent bulbs,” explains Grather, President of LightLab International Allentown. “Not only are we seeing the proliferation of replacement bulbs, but more complex luminaires are being created for interior and street lighting. The increased demand for these new lighting options has also increased the demand for testing services to validate their performance claims.”

Grather and Silvert are no strangers to this industry and moving into the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, the business incubator program managed by the Allentown Economic Development Corporation, is almost a homecoming for them. The brother-sister team spent nearly 20 years in the building with their previous venture.

When the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center was launched in 1989, Luminaire Testing Laboratory (LTL) was the very first company recruited into the fledgling program and Grather was one of the company’s first employees. A few years later, Grather purchased the company from its founder and continued to grow the company over the next 13 years. The company grew to employ nine people and had $2 million in revenue annually. Silvert joined LTL in 1999, managing the lab’s overall operations. In 2010, Grather was approached by an international certification company and ultimately decided to sell LTL and exit the business.

Subsequently, Grather joined the Advisory Committee of the Bridgeworks incubator where he served as a volunteer adviser to both AEDC and their client companies. He also stayed active in the lighting industry by consulting and speaking on photometric testing. Grather saw the opportunity in the marketplace with the transition to LEDs gaining momentum. In late 2014, Grather and Silvert approached AEDC with the idea of starting a new photometric testing lab in the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center.

“This is the story every business incubator looks for,” said Anthony Durante, program manager for AEDC. “We are bringing back an entrepreneur who had successfully grown and exited a company that originated in our program. The team is back because they know firsthand the benefits of being part of a program like ours.”

“There are a lot of resources here that you wouldn’t otherwise have as a small business,” Grather said, as he and Silvert noted the assistance they have received with the lab fit-out, along with the availability of amenities such as conference rooms, meeting space and a variety of business resources available to startups at the incubator. “Plus, there is a big change in the collaborative atmosphere here. There is an extra, renewed vibe about the place.”

About LightLab International Allentown LLC

LightLab International Allentown LLC is an independent photometric testing laboratory located in the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center in Allentown, PA. It is an affiliate of LightLab International (Brisbane, Australia), which provides testing and calibration services, equipment manufacturing, and software distribution internationally. There are currently offices in Brisbane, Australia, and Phoenix, AZ.

LightLab International Allentown will be an ISO-accredited photometric testing laboratory that provides testing services for the lighting industry primarily for the North American market. Typical products for testing would include bulbs (replacement lamps) and lighting fixtures (luminaires) for use in interior, outdoor, parking area, roadway, and floodlighting applications.

About the Allentown Economic Development Corporation

AEDC is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to a mission of identifying, encouraging, developing and managing strategic business opportunities for the benefit of Allentown, its citizens, and the Lehigh Valley. Its goal is to improve vacant and underutilized properties by assisting manufacturers, business owners and entrepreneurs in obtaining the resources and opportunities they require for success in the City of Allentown. AEDC offers access to financing and incentives, assistance with brownfield remediation, and support for growing businesses within the City.

Over the course of its 26-year existence, the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, founded in the refurbished Mack Trucks Plant 4A in 1989, has helped launch more than 50 companies in Allentown that have created more than 300 jobs. It is a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network. Today, the Center is home to Architrep, ColdEdge Technologies, The Colony Meadery, County Seat Spirits, HiJinx Brewing Company, JH Plastics, LightLab International Allentown, MTS Ventures, Netizen Corporation, Polymer Contours and Zzyzx Polymers.

For more information, please visit our website: http://allentownedc.com/

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AEDC announces relaunch of coworking space at November 13 event

Small business owners and independents alike will be excited to find out that the former Hive 4A and Home Office Alternative spaces are being relaunched as the new Flex Launch and Coworking Space at the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center on November 13.

The relaunch marks the culmination of the project that the Small Business Administration selected as one of its 2014 Growth Accelerator Challenge winners. Through the $50,000 prize from the SBA, plus an additional $61,000 of its own redevelopment funds, AEDC has built out a modern and attractive industrial open-office space for early stage startups and independent professionals to call home.

AEDC will host an open coworking day on November 13 for the community to check out the newly remodeled Flex Launch and Coworking Space. Festivities will begin at 9 am with a short ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 am along with representatives from the SBA. A free luncheon will be offered during which AEDC and Lehigh Valley SCORE will discuss their programs with potential clients of the new space.

Attendees will also have the chance to meet current Bridgeworks Enterprise Center clients and hear about their experiences in the business incubation program. The day will end with the first-ever Bridgeworks Happy Hour featuring finely crafted beverages from the Colony Meadery, HiJinx Brewing Company and County Seat Spirits.

How it all got started:

In the mid-1990s, AEDC built out its Home Office Alternative (HOA) space – seven offices for lease that were designed and priced to attract small 1-2 person firms out of their living rooms and into a more professional yet affordable office space. In late-2010, AEDC opened the Hive 4A coworking space to lure independent professionals out of their home offices and into an environment that could provide collaboration and comradery.

During the summer of 2014, AEDC intern Vincent Daily from DeSales University discovered the new Growth Accelerator Challenge grant. The AEDC staff had been openly discussing what do with the underutilized Hive 4A and Home Office Alternative Spaces. There was a steady flow of business professionals looking for office space for lease, but after they toured the HOA and coworking spaces, they would inevitably ask if they could lease one of the breakout rooms in the coworking space.

At the same time, the staff had made a couple of trips to the Philadelphia area to explore what others were doing with their coworking spaces. One space in particular, Venturef0rth struck a familiar chord and helped to inspire the model that the staff would pitch to the SBA.

Vincent assembled the PowerPoint submission for the grant, pitching the idea for a flexible launchpad space for technology-based companies that included both dedicated offices and open area desks for startup companies to utilize. The pitch made it through the initial round of judging and AEDC was asked to submit a 5-minute video pitch on the project.

Within a week, Vincent and Program Manager Anthony Durante scripted the pitch and completed filming the footage that Vincent needed to put the video pitch together. In mid-October, AEDC was notified that it was one of 50 winners of the $50,000 Growth Accelerator Challenge prize. In November, Anthony traveled to Washington DC to take part in the award ceremony at the White House.

“We owe Vinny a lot! He found this grant, put the initial submission together, and filmed and edited the final video submission. We would not have won this grant without his help!” said Durante.

AEDC is proudly using local contractors for the work being done to the space, including Painting & Decorating by Shane in South Whitehall, Werley Heating & Air Conditioning Company in Allentown, and GR Electric in Allentown.

The Flex Launch and Coworking Space

The newly outfitted Flex Launch and Coworking Space has nine offices available for lease, plus room for at least 20 shared or dedicated desk spaces in the open office area.

Amenities include:

  • Shared high-speed internet (dedicated internet for offices available for additional fee)
  • Kitchenette with coffee, microwave and full-size refrigerator
  • Shared office machine (printer/copier)
  • Two breakout rooms to take phone calls or 1-2 person meetings
  • Dining and lounge areas
  • Access to small (10 person) and large (24 person) conference rooms with AV equipment

Offices vary in price depending upon size. Most of the offices are ideal for 2-3 or 3-4 people, with one office designed for a larger team. Offices come unfurnished, but a furniture set (desk, chair and file cabinet) can be leased for $75 per month per person.

The primary model is for a small founding team to lease an office after being accepted into the business incubation program. As the team grows, it can add on dedicated desks in the open office area for $150 per month. Adding (or subtracting) additional space works off an inventory sheet. Whenever a client wants to make a change, they bring their request to AEDC, which signs-off on a new inventory sheet, and the new rate takes effect on the first day of the next month. It keeps things simple and there’s no need for a new lease or addendums. Coworking will remain as part of the business model for the space and will be priced at $75 per month for shared space.

Additionally, AEDC has partnered with the Lehigh Valley SCORE to provide on-site consulting services to early stage businesses and budding entrepreneurs who make the space their home. Local SCORE counselors will share an office with an entrepreneur-in-residence that AEDC hopes to recruit over the next few months.

 

 

Allentown Metal Works Phase II redevelopment to begin soon thanks to EPA grant

One of the city’s largest brownfield sites with great potential for redevelopment is now months away from the start of a new beginning.

AEDC and the City of Allentown recently received $400,000 in supplemental funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to fund the second phase of remediation at the Allentown Metal Works site.

Phase I, which was completed in April of this year, was funded with $350,000 from the City of Allentown’s EPA-funded Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund. The money was used on the following:

  • the removal and disposal of 46,000 gallons of oil and waste oil
  • removal and disposal of 2.7 tons of hazardous waste containers or drums
  • removal and disposal of three unregulated 275-gallon aboveground storage tanks and three unregulated underground storage tanks
  • removal and disposal of nine PCB-containing transformers or switchgears
  • removal and disposal of 187 tons of non-hazardous impacted superficial soils
  • removal and disposal of 86 tons of hazardous impacted soils
  • removal and disposal of 26 tons of non-hazardous municipal solid waste

Phase II, which is tentatively scheduled to begin before the end of 2015, will continue the environmental remediation of the site, specifically the encapsulation of lead-based paint on the steel beams located in Building B; continued asbestos abatement within Building B, Building 1, and Building 2; and the filling of open sumps and pits located in Buildings B & C. In addition to the EPA funds, AEDC will contribute $55,380 to the second phase of the project, and the City of Allentown will provide $25,000 in personnel costs.

“The Metal Works site is one of a handful of large, potentially rail-served industrial sites in the Lehigh Valley,” said AEDC Executive Director Scott Unger. “So it’s been a high priority site for not only Allentown but for the entire region to have it remediated and functioning as a manufacturing site once again. This new phase of site clean up accelerates the site’s marketing, making it more attractive to a potential tenant or buyer for further redevelopment.”

Phase II should be completed by mid-2016. AEDC and the City of Allentown have applied for other grants to continue the redevelopment efforts when Phase II culminates.

MTS Ventures marks pair of milestones while helping other entrepreneurs invent

Sometimes it takes one entrepreneur to help another entrepreneur make their vision become a reality.

MTS Ventures assists entrepreneurs in bringing their concepts to market through design, prototype engineering, fabrication, and even manufacturing and packaging to create a final product that is ready for sale. They have worked on products in a variety of industries from medical devices and commercial bar equipment, to electronics, furniture and consumer products.

Earlier this month the company celebrated its first decade in business along with its graduation from the business incubation program managed by AEDC. With only one-third of startup companies making it that far, this first milestone is certainly worth celebrating.

The company was accepted into AEDC’s program in 2008 after three years in business. Owners Matt and Tara Sommerfield now employ two additional part-time technicians and a full–time engineer. They credit the program and its Bridgeworks Enterprise Center with introducing them to other business tenants who are willing to help each other out in a network of support. The pair also cited the information gained from the incubator program’s many seminars on topics ranging from accounting to branding as being extremely helpful.

With the first decade under its belt, MTS is going to stick with a good thing by staying where they are at and becoming an anchor tenant in the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center. This will allow them to continue engaging in program activities, do business with other Center tenants, and serve as an example for future tenants of what a successful business model is.

 

Vycom and JH Plastics Donates Seaboard™ to Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Jim Thorpe, PA, as Low-Maintenance Solution for New “Fallen Soldier” Sculpture

Please note: This is a reprint of a press lease originally published on the prweb.com site by Vycom Plastics. The original press release can be found by clicking this link.

Vycom and distributor JH Plastics, LLC, of Allentown, PA, have donated Seaboard™ to the town of Jim Thorpe, PA, for its new “Fallen Soldier” sculpture at the town’s Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial. The use of Seaboard™ will ensure that the sculpture will be low-maintenance and withstand the elements long-term. After volunteers in Jim Thorpe made much-needed repairs to the Memorial last fall, they decided to further enhance the site with the new silhouetted sculpture and a granite bench this year.

Jim Thorpe resident Jerry Kmetz led a two-year fundraising campaign and, with a small team of volunteers, was able to create a new, 3 X 8 ft. space which Kmetz thought would be well-suited to a granite bench and a sculpted silhouette of a soldier kneeling before the “battlefield cross,” a monument to deceased military that is made up of the soldier’s rifle stuck into the ground between his or her boots with the helmet placed on top.

Kmetz originally anticipated having ¼-inch thick metal machined into the silhouette design. However, while picking up material for another project at JH Plastics, he was introduced to Seaboard HDPE as a better option. Both Vycom and JH Plastics then donated the material for the project.

“Seaboard HDPE was the perfect alternative to metal because it’s lighter weight and won’t need to be periodically sanded or painted as metal would,” explains Kmetz. “Seaboard also provides greater dimension as a sculpture piece because of its one-inch thick profile.”

As part of Vycom’s Seaboard line, the HDPE plastic marine, RV and outdoor material provides superior performance where water, UV exposure and other harsh elements are present. Unlike wood or metal alternatives, Seaboard HDPE will not rust, corrode, rot, delaminate or splinter. It also offers superior scratch resistance and stiffness.

“We are frequently asked to recommend materials for a wide range of applications as well as provide some very unique fabrication projects,” explains Jim Heacock of JH Plastics, which offers distribution and fabrication services. “Due to the outdoor exposure, the best material choice for this application is Seaboard, with its moisture and UV resistance and attractive matte finish,” he said. “Many of our jobs involve plastic welding and we find Seaboard HDPE one of the most user-friendly materials on the market.”

Heacock coordinated with Duane Brown of Lehigh Valley Plastics to provide the CNC profile cutting of the panel, which was also donated to the project. Matt Somerfield of MTS Ventures, LLC, helped with CAD drawing files.

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JH Plastics is also providing and installing a support mounting system into the profile of the sculpture so it remains straight when it’s installed. The silhouette and bench will be the last elements in the restoration of the memorial site. Volunteers have already replaced broken concrete and an old wooden fence, repainted flag poles and landscaped the area.

“This type of application is a first for us with the Seaboard material,” added Heacock. “We are proud we can be a part of helping to honor veterans with a memorial that will endure the elements for many years to come.”

About Vycom:

Vycom, a division of CPG International, is dedicated to maintaining an environment where quality meets performance. Vycom offers the largest range of products, capabilities and inventory for all your Olefin and PVC needs. For more information, visit http://www.vycomplastics.com.

PRESS RELEASE: MTS Ventures Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary with Graduation from Allentown Business Incubator

Allentown Design and Engineering Firm Marks Milestone Achievements

Allentown, Pennsylvania — On Thursday, October 1st, the founders of MTS Ventures marked two major milestones in their entrepreneurial journey. The first milestone is celebrating their 10-year anniversary in business, an achievement that only about one-third of all startup companies accomplish. Secondly, MTS Ventures has graduated from the business incubation program managed by the Allentown Economic Development Corporation (AEDC).

Founded in 2005, MTS Ventures was accepted into the business incubation program in 2008. Once accepted, the husband and wife team of Matt and Tara Sommerfield moved the company from their home into the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center. Since joining the program, MTS Ventures has grown to employ two additional part-time technicians and a full-time engineer.

“We have been very fortunate to have the right mix of clients, partners, employees and mentors who believe in us and enabled our company to learn, adapt and grow,” said Matt Sommerfield, President of MTS Ventures, reflecting upon his experience of starting the company. “It feels like the first 10 years have been foundation building and we are now poised for a trajectory of long terms success and we very much look forward to an exciting future.”

Today MTS Ventures provides a full range of services and has the capability to assist their clients from taking their product idea from the sketchbook, through developing a working prototype, and even onto manufacturing and packaging a final product ready for sale. They have worked on products in nearly every industry, from medical devices, to commercial bar equipment, electronics, furniture and consumer products.

Matt and Tara credit part of their success to their time spent in the business incubation program.

“One of the most valuable parts of the incubator program was the variety of seminars offered, covering all walks of the business environment,” said Tara Sommerfield, Managing Partner. “Everything from accounting and finance, to branding your business, patent law, finding new talent, and more. It really helps to uncover aspects of your business you might not have thought of yet.”

“The willingness of the other businesses in the building to help each other out made growing our company in the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center a fantastic experience,” added Matt Sommerfield. “We would not be where we are today without that network of support.”

Even though the company is graduating from the business incubation program, they won’t be going far. AEDC has chosen to keep MTS Ventures on as an “anchor tenant” in their program.

“MTS Ventures is one of those companies that a business incubator looks to retain beyond the scope of its program,” explains Anthony Durante, Program Manager for AEDC. “They consistently engage in all of the program activities, they do business with nearly every other company in the building, and they are successful as a business which makes them reliable to work with.”

Business incubators will identify and retain anchor tenants for several reasons. First, the anchor tenant is generally a good example to the other companies in the program. They actively participate in things like education sessions and social events. Secondly, the anchor tenant typically provides a service that other companies can benefit from. In the case of MTS Ventures, it’s engineering services. Lastly, the anchor tenant has met with a certain amount of success and provides a stream of revenue that is less at risk than that of younger startups in the program.

“We are excited to have MTS Ventures remain a client at Bridgeworks and we look forward to their continued success,” concluded Durante. “We know that Matt and Tara will continue to be a great example to other entrepreneurs in our program.”

About MTS Ventures

MTS Ventures operates a full service product design and development studio in Allentown, PA working with a diverse set of clients and partners on a global scale. Guided by knowledge and capabilities of great depth and diversity, MTS employs an intense, customer-driven method to produce success on every project utilizing diverse manufacturing techniques of great sophistication and strength. MTS can start with a napkin sketch and deliver a product, in a box, ready for market with focus on value, performance, quality, and design at every step of the process.

Services offered by MTS include product conceptualization and market strategy, industrial design, CAD modeling, photorealistic rendering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, prototyping, testing, and manufacturing management. MTS can manage an entire program or be the creative force needed to conceive, develop, or improve its client’s products at any step along the way.

For more information, please visit: http://www.mtsventures.com/

About the Allentown Economic Development Corporation

AEDC is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to a mission of identifying, encouraging, developing and managing strategic business opportunities for the benefit of Allentown, its citizens, and the Lehigh Valley. Its goal is to improve vacant and underutilized properties by assisting manufacturers, business owners and entrepreneurs in obtaining the resources and opportunities they require for success in the City of Allentown. AEDC offers access to financing and incentives, assistance with brownfield remediation, and support for growing businesses within the City.

Over the course of its 26-year existence, the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, founded in the refurbished Mack Trucks Plant 4A in 1989, has helped launch more than 50 companies in Allentown that have created more than 300 jobs. It is a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network. Today, the Center is home to Architrep, ColdEdge Technologies, The Colony Meadery, County Seat Spirits, HiJinx Brewing Company, JH Plastics, LightLab International Allentown, MTS Ventures, Netizen Corporation, Polymer Contours and Zzyzx Polymers.

For more information, please visit our website: http://allentownedc.com/

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