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AEDC Launches Sponsorship Drive

When the nonprofit Allentown Economic Development Corporation based its manufacturing-focused business incubator in a former Mack Trucks assembly plant nearly 30 years ago, it brought back to life a 62,501 sq. ft. vacant building that might have otherwise gone unused for decades. Since then, the business incubator has graduated 33 companies that have created more […]

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PPL Provides Foundation Grant to Support Economic Development

AEDC receives $5,000 from PPL to support program activities Allentown, Pa. — October 15, 2018 — The Allentown Economic Development Corporation has received a $5,000 contribution to support its economic development programs from the PPL Foundation. “We appreciate the continued support of the AEDC mission by the PPL Foundation,” said Executive Director Scott Unger. “It […]

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Teachers excited about lessons learned from CIT visit

Stemming the loss of trained technicians in the manufacturing industry by introducing a new generation to trade careers is what recently motivated Pen Argyl Area School District to partner with the Career Institute of Technology in Easton on a new one-day program at the start of this 2018-2019 school year. Teachers from kindergarten to 12th grade […]

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Revolution Recovery recycles byproducts of Allentown’s rebirth

As the Queen City’s downtown revitalization continues, it has seen the demolition of several old buildings and the construction of many new residential and office buildings. But with progress comes waste and the need to discard the old and new construction materials, which must go somewhere. Enter Revolution Recovery. Originally started in Philadelphia in 2004, […]

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Allentown Metal Works another step closer to redevelopment

The future of Allentown Metal Works on the city’s south side continues to come into focus as work performed at the site over the past year readies it to become a manufacturing hub as soon as next year. Since June 2017 site owner Allentown Economic Development Corporation has completed selective demotion of 58,000 square feet […]

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PRESS RELEASE: AEDC Welcomes New Early-Stage Manufacturer to Incubator

TRuCapSol joins the business incubation program at Bridgeworks Enterprise Center Allentown, Pa. — May 14, 2018 — The Allentown Economic Development Corporation has approved TRuCapSol LLC to join its business incubation program at the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center. It is expected that the company will be operational by July 1. TRuCapSol (Time Release Capsule Solutions) is […]

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Transloading gives Allentown manufacturers additional shipping options

If you’re a manufacturer who thinks they can’t access freight lines for the shipping of the goods you produce, or for receiving the goods you use to make your products, then consider transloading. Transloading Overview You’ve probably already heard about intermodal transportation, so it’s important to first understand the difference between transloading and intermodal. With […]

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PMBDA loan helps Allentown insurance agency grow

When Rafael De La Hoz came to America from Colombia in 2004, he never envisioned he’d live in Pennsylvania and become a successful businessman in a city called Allentown, which he had never heard of before. Yet today he is living the American dream as the head of a successful State Farm agency in the […]

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AEDC Bridgeworks Enterprise Center Recognized for Excellence by International Association

The Allentown Economic Development Corporation and its Bridgeworks Enterprise Center were recognized by the International Business Innovation Association on Friday when it received the IMPACT Award for February 2018. The monthly award distinguishes entrepreneurship centers that are creating economic impact in their communities through a robust variety of programs, spaces, and services that serve the […]

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