Allentown Economic Development Corporation
County Seat Spirits

County Seat Brings Good Spirits To Bridgeworks Enterprise Center

The team at Bridgeworks Enterprise Center is in good spirits these days. Literally. After two years of planning, permitting, design and construction, County Seat Spirits opened earlier this month to provide visitors and at local restaurants with products now being produced at the 1,000-square-foot distillery, which includes a tasting room. County Seat joins The Colony […]

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PRESS RELEASE: LightLab International to Brighten Allentown’s Startup Scene

AEDC Business Incubation Program Welcomes Back Its First Entrepreneur Allentown, Pennsylvania – The Allentown Economic Development Corporation (AEDC), following its December 18th Board of Directors meeting, announced that LightLab International Allentown will join the business incubation program, housed at the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, in early 2015. LightLab International Allentown founders Mike Grather and Tracy Silvert […]

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Oct Newsletter

SBA Prize Helps Bridgeworks Focus On Early Stage Technology Companies

Armed with a $50,000 prize from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Allentown Economic Development Corp. is making changes at the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center aimed at attracting new and early stage tech companies that could ultimately make use of the building’s available manufacturing space. The Growth Accelerator Fund award, announced Sept. 4, is one of […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Allentown Meadery Continues to Rack Up Accolades

The Colony Meadery Wins Three Medals at Prestigious Michigan Mead Cup Allentown, Pennsylvania – Over the weekend, The Colony Meadery took home three of the nine medals awarded in one of mead’s more competitive contests, the Michigan Mead Cup. The Allentown meadery took home medals for: 2nd Place in Traditional Meads for their Straight, No […]

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Zzyxx Aims To Revolutionize Plastics Recycling Industry

Three entrepreneurs from three different parts of the country have come together in Allentown to pioneer a manufacturing process that could revolutionize the plastics and recycling industries. Mike Janse, Mark Tapsak and Phil Brunner are the founders of Zzyzx Polymers LLC (pronounced /ziziks/), a company that is commercializing licensed intellectual property from Northwestern University in […]

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Press Release: Innovative Polymers Company Lands Commercialization Grant

Allentown Startup Zzyzx Polymers Awarded SBIR Phase II Grant for $737,000 Allentown, Pennsylvania – The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Zzyzx Polymers (pronounced /ziziks/) a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant in the amount of $737,000. This grant will support research and development efforts on their novel plastic polymers manufacturing process. “We are grateful […]

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Chris Becker & Curt Keck

HiJinx Brewing, County Seat Spirits Help Brew New Business Growth

Two of Pennsylvania’s fastest-growing industries are quickly becoming a significant part of manufacturing growth at the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, and it all began with a halfhearted joke. But the lines of these manufacturers carry a bit more punch that the typical rib-tickler. Over the next several months, HiJinx Brewing Company and County Seat Spirits will […]

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