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Diamond in the rough brownfield site to shine anew with redevelopment by Serfass Construction

Developable land for manufacturing in the City of Allentown has been extremely hard to come by for many years as the city continues to develop and grow. So, finding a nearly 20-acre site in the heart of the city that has been abandoned for…

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Vision and determination drive AEDC Executive Director’s redevelopment efforts for Allentown Metal Works

The saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” was never truer. When most passersby look at the site of the former Allentown Metal Works they see large abandoned buildings, missing windows, and overgrowth. Maybe they even see the…

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Coworking at Bridgeworks gets you out of the house and into a productive space

Can’t go back to the office because the pandemic caused it to shut down, but can’t work from home along with your spouse, kids, or crazy cats? We hear ya! You don’t have to huddle in the laundry room or lock yourself in the bathroom for a…

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Trying to stay healthy leads more people to try High Point Kombucha

Kombucha had been enjoying a Renaissance of sorts these last few years as more and more people discover what it is and give it a try. But thanks to people looking for ways to stay healthy and boost their systems during the pandemic, local…

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Local entrepreneur and visionary Randy Fasig recalls his company’s days at Bridgeworks

Randy Fasig is what’s known today as a serial entrepreneur, but back when he was starting his many companies in the 1970s and 1980s, the term wasn’t yet popularized. And while he’s started many businesses over the life of his career, the…

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Pandemic cocktails help County Seat Spirits ride the wave

It’s been said that during a recession the one item for which sales actually increase is alcohol. And as County Seat Spirits Owner Anthony Brichta found out, on-premises sales of his company’s rum, vodka, gin and other spirits have been…

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Updates from Bridgeworks’ other beverage manufacturers

A few of Bridgeworks Enterprise Center’s beverage manufacturers have some updates to share:   Binah Winery Three cheers for Binah Winery which brought home four awards from the 2020 Finger Lakes International Wine and Spirits…

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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

PRESS RELEASE 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…

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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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