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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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AEDC to administer PMBDA loan program for the Lehigh Valley

By the end of this month, Allentown Economic Development Corporation will be the official administering agency for the Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority Revolving Loan Fund. It already administered the loans for Lehigh County and is now assuming regional duties from Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation. AEDC’s and LVEDC Boards of Directors voted to approve […]

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AEDC and Regional Economic Developers Meet with State Representatives to Discuss Manufacturing and Retail Job Outlook

On Thursday, January 11, Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla and State Representative Mike Schlossberg hosted a roundtable discussion entitled “Where are the jobs?” Seven representatives from regional economic development, municipal, and union organizations participated in the discussion to lend their expertise on the topic, including Allentown Economic Development Corporation Program Manager Anthony […]

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AEDC 2017 Year in Review

It’s been an exciting year of change and development for Allentown Economic Development Corporation in 2017. A new staff member joined the team and new leadership is guiding our Board of Directors. A startup joined our Bridgeworks Enterprise Center as a new client in our business incubation program, while an existing company graduated from it, […]

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PEDA Conference showcases AEDC’s role in the city’s resurgence

During the week of October 25, the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association held its Fall Conference in Allentown. The three-day event took place at the Renaissance Allentown Hotel and boasted record attendance with nearly 200 people attending from across the state and surrounding regions. “We couldn’t have been more pleased with the way the conference played […]

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Why startups need to focus on generating sales and less on fundraising

I had the pleasure of escorting Kirstie Chadwick, CEO of the International Business Innovation Association, around the greater Lehigh Valley during Global Entrepreneurship Week. During her trip, she got to visit nine entrepreneurship centers from Scranton to Philadelphia including the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center in Allentown and Ben Franklin TechVentures in Bethlehem. At two of the […]

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