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Mayor-elect Matt Tuerk selects AEDC’s Scott Unger as a member of Transition Team

Photo credit: Matt for Mayor Facebook PageIt’s been said that a wise man knows that there’s something to be learned from everyone. Mayor-elect Matt Tuerk is applying that philosophy as he counts down the days until…

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SPARK Program provides technical assistance grants for Allentown businesses

Help is available for small businesses! Technical assistance is available for Allentown small businesses. Our partners at the City of Allentown have teamed up with Lehigh University’s Small Business Development Center to provide…

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Tenants of Bridgeworks: Karen Ramsey, Architect

Architect and sole proprietor Karen Ramsey recently moved into the Bridgeworks Flex Office space. There, she’s found the ideal setting to apply her grandmother’s “old fashioned” but profound advice:…

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Press Release: HiJinx Brewing Company Knows How to Throw a Party

PRESS RELEASE HiJinx Brewing Company Knows How to Throw a Party Allentown Brewer Marks its 10th Anniversary with 11 Days of Events and “Decade of Debauchery” Celebration   ALLENTOWN, PA. —HiJinx Brewing Company will recognize its…

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More Funding for Minority Entrepreneurs

You’re an entrepreneur interested in getting a business loan. That shouldn’t be a problem, right?   That is unless you’re African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, or of any other minority status… Findings from a report by the…

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Beers Through the Years: HiJinx Brewing Celebrates a “Decade of Debauchery”

Rich. Malty. Complex. Hints of coffee, dried fruit, and dark chocolate… that’s HiJinx Brewing Company’s Steal Your Face Stout- an imperial stout that earned the brewery a stack of accolades.   Steal Your Face Stout…

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Meet AEDC’s Newest Board Member: David Quier

Allentown Economic Development Corporation is pleased to welcome Mr. David Quier as the newest member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Quier will be joining the 15-member governing body, along with seven ex officio members, all of whom meet…

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Now Hiring: Facilities Maintenance Technician

NOW HIRING: Facilities Maintenance Technician About Allentown Economic Development Corporation: Founded in 1979, Allentown Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that champions…

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Press Release: Minority-Owned Businesses Receive Support from AEDC through PPL Sustaining Grant Award

PRESS RELEASE Minority-Owned Businesses Receive Support from AEDC through PPL Sustaining Grant Award  AEDC awarded $2,500 from PPL to further diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts throughout the Lehigh Valley   David Dunn &…

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How to Organize your Financial Documents for a Business Loan

You’re an early, middle, or even late-stage entrepreneur, and you’re looking to take the next step in your business. You know you need a loan to see your business grow – by hiring employees, purchasing and/or renovating a building,…

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AEDC Goes On-Air for Lehigh Valley Public Radio Business Program

David Dunn, AEDC Loan Program Manager, appears as a guest of WDIY 88.1 Lehigh Valley Public Radio’s business program, Lehigh Valley Discourse. In June of 2021, WDIY’s Lehigh Valley Discourse introduced…

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You’re Invited to Allentown’s New Brand Reveal Event!

You’re invited! Join friends, colleagues, and community members on July 27th at 2pm for the reveal of the City of Allentown’s new brand. Our partners at the City of Allentown made sure this brand was created by and for the…

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Your First 3 Steps to Apply for a Business Loan

Whether expanding or consolidating, you need to have cash on-hand to execute your strategy as a business undergoing or considering change. Your existing cash flow may not be enough to take you where you want it to go.  That is where a…

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Congresswoman Talks Manufacturing with Binah Winery

This morning, Congresswoman Susan Wild visited the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, a program of Allentown Economic Development Corporation (AEDC), to meet with the owner of Binah Winery. The meeting was part of a larger tour of…

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Vacant to Vibrant: A Transformation on Turner Street

In 2012 AEDC purchased a property located at 1021 Turner Street, a dilapidated building in the Old Allentown Historic District that had once seen much better days. Abandoned for over two decades, the property once functioned as an auto…

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