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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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Welding takes center stage in new addition at LCTI

When the new Welding Technology Center at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute in Schnecksville had its ribbon cutting earlier this month, the $4.25 million addition represented a world-class training facility that was created to address…

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Industrial space available for the first time in almost 10 years

For the first time in almost a decade, Allentown Economic Development Corporation's Plant No. 1 has industrial space available for rent. The former Mack Truck Assembly Plant No. 4 on Allentown’s south side totals 263,000 square feet and…

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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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