Allentown Economic Development Corporation

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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New Chairperson to Lead AEDC Board of Directors

Long-time board member will help drive the organization’s future achievements At its September meeting, the Board of Directors for the Allentown Economic Development Corporation elected Don Bernhard as its new Chairperson. Additionally, several other officer positions on the AEDC Board of Directors were filled. Vincent Tallarico of Lehigh Valley Health Network was appointed as Vice […]

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Technology, artificial intelligence, and automation have collective impact on modern manufacturing and careers

As the famous song lyrics go “The times they are a changing,” and nowhere is that more evident than in modern manufacturing. Routine, repetitive tasks formerly done by humans have largely been taken over by machines thanks to technology, artificial intelligence, and robots. But automation isn’t having as detrimental an impact on the U.S. workforce […]

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