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Lehigh Valley Grand Prix owner uses pandemic downtime to add new attraction, design new racing course

When we last visited with Lehigh Valley Grand Prix Owner Mike McCreary in 2018, he told us that he’d grown his then 11-year-old indoor go-kart racing business back to its opening month levels. It’s something that’s unheard of for an…

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Pandemic health concerns lead to new product invention by owner of Polymer Contours

If necessity is the mother of invention, then Polymer Contours Owner Tyson Daniels and engineer Lucas Taylor have their finger on the pulse of what people need during the pandemic and invented a solution for it. And their idea was so good…

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Scott Unger reflects on the opportunities and challenges in the organization’s 2019-2020 fiscal year

June 30 marked the end of the 2019-2020 fiscal year for Allentown Economic Development Corporation. It was an impressive year of growth, culminating in a pandemic that would unsettle even the most experienced economic development expert.…

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Outdoor Seating Areas Help to Revive Two Bridgeworks Businesses During Pandemic

Entering the Yellow Phase of the state’s COVID-19 reopening program was exciting for City of Allentown businesses because it meant that some of them could provide services to clients outdoors only. But it also meant that the city’s…

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New partnership establishes ‘Automobile Corner of America’ in Allentown

Sometimes a great idea just has to wait. In February, America on Wheels and RB Collection Restoration Center announced their partnership to provide joint tours of their automotive museum and restoration center. Visitors would learn about…

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Survey Results Show Bridgeworks Client Companies on a Positive Trajectory

Each year Allentown Economic Development Corporation polls its incubator client companies at the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center to see how they performed in the previous year. The results of the survey allow the nonprofit organization to…

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PRESS RELEASE: Bridgeworks Enterprise Center Continues to Break Records Another Year in a Row

Bridgeworks Enterprise Center Continues to Break Records Another Year in a Row  Annual incubator impact survey shows record results for 2019 incubation program Allentown, Pa. — June 30, 2020 — The Allentown Economic Development Corporation…

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Lehigh Valley’s first Kosher winery sets up shop in Allentown

Viticulture, the art of growing grapes and making wine, isn’t new to the Lehigh Valley. The region’s first wineries planted their vineyards in the late 1960s and early 1970s and have been selling wine ever since. But it’s taken over 40…

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The Consulting Firm helps leaders achieve their goals through counseling

Just because you’ve made it to the top in your field, doesn’t mean you have it all together. So says Victoria Cooper, founder of The Consulting Firm LLC, located at the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center in Allentown. Cooper is a licensed…

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PRESS RELEASE: Allentown Economic Development Corporation Recognizes National Economic Development Week Celebration

Allentown Economic Development Corporation Recognizes National Economic Development Week Celebration AEDC joins cities nationwide to increase awareness of the positive economic work economic developers do to enhance local economic impact…

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Marketing company ready to cause a “Ruckus” at former Neuweiler Brewery site in Allentown

Sometimes the saying “nothing good ever comes easy” could be amended to add “... or quickly!” That has certainly been the case for the redevelopment of the former Neuweiler Brewery property at N. Front and Gordon Streets in Allentown that…

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Plastics fabricator JH Plastics creates safety guards for local grocery stores and hospitals

If you’ve ventured out to go grocery shopping lately, you’ve probably noticed the plastic divider panels set up in the checkout lanes between customers and cashiers. They were recently added to limit direct contact between customers and…

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Allentown start-up pharmaceutical manufacturer USSF fighting against COVID-19

Could a vaccine for COVID-19 be developed right here in the Lehigh Valley? It’s possible thanks to an early-stage pharmaceutical company, which last year purchased a building on Allentown’s south side after outgrowing its existing…

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Adjusting to the ‘new normal’ in business and manufacturing

If you have an office job, then by the time you read this you will probably have spent a week or more working from home, or at least trying to do so. But if you own a manufacturing business or work for one, working from home is probably…

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Local craft beer manufacturing celebrated during Lehigh Valley Beer Week

You’ve probably heard about the renaissance that craft beer has been having nationally over the past decade. Perhaps you’re even part of it as a beer drinker. The Lehigh Valley has not missed out on this trend, and one might argue that…

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