In order to grow the economic vitality of Allentown and the Lehigh Valley through job creation and business growth, the mission of the Allentown Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) is to improve vacant and underutilized properties in order to create an environment where manufacturers and other companies can flourish throughout their lifecycle, from launch to rapid growth and onto long-term success and profitability.
AEDC is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that achieves its mission in a number of ways:
- Brownfield remediation and the management of rehabilitated industrial properties
- Business incubation
- Business outreach
- Economic development financing