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PRESS RELEASE: Erin Hudson Joins Allentown Economic Development Corporation as Marketing and Communications Specialist

Erin Hudson Joins Allentown Economic Development Corporation as Marketing and Communications Specialist Newly created role will help drive awareness of AEDC’s mission. ALLENTOWN, Pa. —January 27, 2020 — Allentown Economic Development…

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Lehigh Valley transplant brings passion for Allentown to new role at AEDC

Marketing and Communications Specialist Erin Hudson’s passion for her city is evident the moment you ask her what she loves most about Allentown and her face lights up. The Lehigh Valley transplant, who was born in Oklahoma City, grew up…

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PMBDA loan helps The LIFT Center owner purchase new building to expand services

A religious calling to help others has long guided the life of Vendetta Hines. Growing up in Brooklyn, NY, her mother was a preacher who helped to get kids off the street. Hines became an advocate for people with intellectual disabilities…

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PMBDA Loan Program helps minority business owners relocate and expand

A strong economy is leading entrepreneurs to consider starting a new business, and existing business owners to relocate and expand. That means purchasing equipment, buying property or a building, construction, and much more. Minority…

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Upgrade projects culminate with exterior beautification at Bridgeworks

Over the past several years Allentown Economic Development Corporation has invested in significant upgrades to its Bridgeworks Enterprise Center in South Allentown. Bridgeworks Enterprise Center exterior - before It started with a…

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Allentown Metal Works secures additional funding for next phase

Redeveloping a former manufacturing brownfield could be compared to turning around the U.S.S. Nimitz: it doesn’t happen easily or quickly. So, having a strong game plan for the site coupled with a clear vision is critical for success. When…

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Using the arts as an economic driver to turnaround downtown Allentown neighborhood

Drive down Turner Street in downtown Allentown and you’ll come across a nondescript, vacant two-story building with great potential. In 2012, Allentown Economic Development Corporation purchased 1021 W. Turner St. from the Allentown…

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ColdEdge goes from start-up to established company at Bridgeworks

ColdEdge Technologies product display When a business incubation program invites a tenant that is graduating from its program to stay on as an anchor tenant, that company has to be a shining example of what it means to be a startup. So…

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Colony Meadery ebbs & flows with changing beverage industry

Meads made by Colony Meadery in Allentown If spending six years in a manufacturing business incubation program makes an owner a veteran, then the co-owners of The Colony Meadery qualify for the title. Like all veterans they spent time in…

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TRuCapSol rethinks microencapsulation and takes it in a different direction

Jiten Dihora of TRuCapSol What happens when two experienced professionals start a new company together? They marry 20 years of experience at Proctor & Gamble with 20 years of experience in contract manufacturing to create an innovative…

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Durante departs Bridgeworks for new role at Ben Franklin

When Anthony Durante walked through the doors of Bridgeworks Enterprise Center more than seven years ago, the former Mack Trucks Plant 4A was half empty. Created as the home of a manufacturing business incubation program, it needed…

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Bridgeworks clients share thoughts on Anthony Durante

As Bridgeworks Program Manager Anthony Durante prepares to depart for a new position with Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania as its Manager of Entrepreneurial Services, we asked some of the incubation program’s…

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Colony Meadery & County Seat Spirits expand with new tasting rooms

Two clients of the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center in Allentown are spreading their wings and expanding their sales with new tasting room locations in the Lehigh Valley. The Colony Meadery and County Seat Spirits are now serving up their…

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International Conference Opens Doors for Bridgeworks Startup

It’s not unusual for entrepreneurs to attend educational and networking events to help promote their startup, but most of them won’t get to attend a global event with representatives from more than 140 countries in the Netherlands. That…

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AEDC Debuts Branding Initiative with New Website

Long gone are the days when a website was merely the digital equivalent of a company or organization’s printed marketing brochure. For nearly half of the 40 years, Allentown Economic Development Corporation has been in existence, the…

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