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Bridgeworks Tenants Conduct Snow Accumulation Contest To Beat Winter Blues

Entrepreneurs inside AEDC’s business incubator compete to predict snow totals before forecasted storm. Entertaining Ways to Beat the Winter Blues 35 tenants inside Allentown Economic Development Corporation’s Bridgeworks Enterprise…

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$50,000 Grant From PPL Foundation To Support STEAM Renovation Project

Allentown Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce it has received a $50,000 grant from the PPL Foundation. The funds will support the renovation of a STEAM education makerspace inside the organization’s business…

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Binah Winery: Cheers to One Year!

As a boutique, premium winemaker, what do you drink to celebrate your own milestone or success? To find out, we checked in with Kevin Danna, owner of Binah Winery, who’s celebrating his first anniversary inside the Bridgeworks Enterprise…

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AEDC Loan Committee Welcomes Newest Member

Allentown Economic Development Corporation is pleased to welcome Ms. Veena Chauhan as the newest member of the Loan Committee. Ms. Chauhan will be joining 11 other committee members who evaluate and recommend potential business borrowers…

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Collaboration Is Key For Local Entrepreneurs

What do you do when there’s a need for a custom product, service, or tool as a business owner? You may search online for a vendor; maybe you flip through a directory, or you might sort through an old stack of business cards. But…

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First AEDC Annual Report in a decade uses company profiles to tell its success story

A year can be measured in 365 days, 8,760 hours or 525,600 minutes. But since the last year contained a pandemic with restrictions that lead to business closures and a sudden change to our way of living and operating, the argument can be…

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Why buy local for the holidays? We’ll tell you!

For the last few years holiday shopping has been less about shopping at local stores, and more about buying from chain stores and large conglomerates. And the pandemic is making the shift to buying online from these companies even more…

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The word “entrepreneur” embodies much more than its definition

From the time we are children we are taught that words have meaning, and that when used correctly they can be powerful. Since November is National Entrepreneurship Month we decided to look up the origination of entrepreneur and see how it…

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Entrepreneurs try to plan for what’s ahead for their business during COVID-19

If COVID-19 threw off your business’ game plan this year, you’re not alone! Many entrepreneurs had intended to either start a new business, grow their early-stage startup, or take their established but still young business to the next…

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Revamped Bridgeworks Coworking Space Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

Five years ago at this time the dust had finally stopped flying after a several-months-long renovation project at Bridgeworks Enterprise Center in south Allentown. Allentown Economic Development Corporation had just won the 2014 SBA Growth…

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Manufacturing Month highlights careers and economic impact of this important sector

Each October we celebrate National Manufacturing Month, which kicks off the first Friday in October for National Manufacturing Day. The event is an initiative of the Manufacturing Institute. According to the U.S. Census, “MFG Day helps…

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New AEDC Controller puts personal work philosophy at core of his job

Sometimes the right opportunity comes along at the right time, even in a pandemic. That’s what happened to Robert Haas. While working in his former role as Chief Financial Officer at The Swain School in Allentown, Haas became aware of an…

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Tinkering, curiosity and creativity connect members of Make Lehigh Valley makerspace at Bridgeworks

In Henry Ford’s memoir My Life and Work, the automotive pioneer shares his feelings on the importance of tinkering: “There is an immense amount to be learned simply by tinkering with things. It is not possible to learn from books how…

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Robert Haas Joins Allentown Economic Development Corporation as Financial Controller

PRESS RELEASE Robert Haas Joins Allentown Economic Development Corporation as Financial Controller  New hire brings decades of experience and a dedication to quality customer service.   ALLENTOWN, Pa. —October 28, 2020 — Allentown…

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Allentown Metal Works Project Timeline

  January 2011 Allentown Metal Works ceases operations.   February 2013 AEDC enters into an agreement of sale to purchase Allentown Metal Works from a private equity firm. It is vacant and in disrepair.   March 2013 EarthRes…

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