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PPL Provides Foundation Grant to Support Economic Development

AEDC receives $5,000 from PPL to support program activities Allentown, Pa. — October 15, 2018 — The Allentown Economic Development Corporation has received a $5,000 contribution to support its economic development programs from the PPL…

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Exposing school teachers to today’s vo-tech career and education options

The news is out about current and projected labor shortages for manufacturing careers, and the Lehigh Valley is no exception. The need to train and educate the next generation of machinists, welders and mechatronics technician…

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Teachers excited about lessons learned from CIT visit

Stemming the loss of trained technicians in the manufacturing industry by introducing a new generation to trade careers is what recently motivated Pen Argyl Area School District to partner with the Career Institute of Technology in…

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State RACP grant to kick off Allentown Metal Works construction of first building’s rehab

With the selective building demolition phase completed earlier this year, the next phase of work at the former Allentown Metal Works in South Allentown will shift its focus to the first of three buildings to be rehabilitated at the…

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Working capital loan helps human services entrepreneur make ends meet

A desire to help others is often rooted in a personal life experience. For Adewale Dosunmu it was caring for an aunt with a disability that made him want to start a business to help people like her. After a career working in finance…

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New joint-initiative aims to teach manufacturing basics to new recruits

If you’ve ever considered a career in manufacturing but didn’t have the training to pursue it, now is your chance. A new program called The Fundamentals of Manufacturing is being launched this fall as a joint initiative of…

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Revolution Recovery recycles byproducts of Allentown’s rebirth

As the Queen City’s downtown revitalization continues, it has seen the demolition of several old buildings and the construction of many new residential and office buildings. But with progress comes waste and the need to discard the old…

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Lehigh Valley Grand Prix speeding ahead into next decade

For 11 years Lehigh Valley Grand Prix LLC in South Allentown has been pumping up the adrenaline of local residents and visitors who drop in for a day or evening of indoor go-kart racing. And at 48,000 square feet, it is one of the…

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Allentown Metal Works another step closer to redevelopment

Brandenberg works through the demolition of a former warehouse building on the Allentown Metal Works site. The future of Allentown Metal Works on the city’s south side continues to come into focus as work performed at the site over the…

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AEDC Welcomes New Early-Stage Manufacturer to Incubator

TRuCapSol joins the business incubation program at Bridgeworks Enterprise Center Allentown, Pa. — May 14, 2018 — The Allentown Economic Development Corporation has approved TRuCapSol LLC to join its business incubation program at the…

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Transloading gives Allentown manufacturers additional shipping options

If you’re a manufacturer who thinks they can’t access freight lines for the shipping of the goods you produce, or for receiving the goods you use to make your products, then consider transloading. Transloading Overview You’ve probably…

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PMBDA loan helps Allentown insurance agency grow

When Rafael De La Hoz came to America from Colombia in 2004, he never envisioned he’d live in Pennsylvania and become a successful businessman in a city called Allentown, which he had never heard of before. Yet today he is living the…

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AEDC Bridgeworks Enterprise Center Recognized for Excellence by International Association

The Allentown Economic Development Corporation and its Bridgeworks Enterprise Center were recognized by the International Business Innovation Association on Friday when it received the IMPACT Award for February 2018. The monthly award…

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AEDC to administer PMBDA loan program for the Lehigh Valley

By the end of this month, Allentown Economic Development Corporation will be the official administering agency for the Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority Revolving Loan Fund. It already administered the loans for…

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Allentown production design company to take Center Stage thanks to Enterprise Zone Loan

When you attend a concert or show, you probably don’t give much thought to the work that went into designing and setting up the stage, sound, or lighting. But it’s the team of trained professionals who set up and run it that makes for…

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