Member of White House Administration to Meet Manufacturers Inside Allentown Incubator

 Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, husband to Vice President Kamala Harris, scheduled to meet with local manufacturers and business owners at AEDC’s Bridgeworks Enterprise Center


ALLENTOWN, Pa. —May 5, 2021 — Allentown Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce it will host Second Gentleman, Douglas Emhoff at the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

Mr. Emhoff’s visit will be his first appearance as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Getting America Back on Track Tour.”

The Second Gentleman will be joined by Congresswoman Susan Wild and Natalie Cofield, Assistant Administrator of the Small Business Administration. The group will visit LightLab International and The Colony Meadery, two manufacturers inside the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center.  The event will conclude with a listening session. The roundtable discussion will include several local small business owners to discuss the impact that the American Rescue Plan’s relief efforts have had on their businesses.

The event is restricted access and has been limited to pre-screened guests cleared through negative COVID-19 test results and advance security checks.

According to the White House, Emhoff will travel to Tennessee after leaving Allentown.

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About Allentown Economic Development Corporation

Allentown Economic Development Corporation  is an independent nonprofit organization, founded in 1979, whose mission is to make Allentown the best place to start and grow a manufacturing business. AEDC is committed to advancing the economic vitality of Allentown and the Lehigh Valley through its three core initiatives; Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, Urban Made, and Urban Sites, programs focused on assisting manufacturers, entrepreneurs, and businesses to grow, receive the support they need, and find a home in Allentown. More information can be found at

The Bridgeworks Enterprise Center was founded in the refurbished Mack Trucks Plant 4A in 1989. Over its 30-year existence, the Center has helped launch more than 65 companies in Allentown and helped create over 625 jobs. Today, the Center is home to AEDC’s offices and 11 manufacturers including Amorphic Tech Ltd., ColdEdge Technologies, The Colony Meadery, County Seat Spirits, HiJinx Brewing Company, JH Plastics, LightLab International Allentown, MTS Design and Manufacture, Polymer Contours, TRuCapSol, and Binah Winery. In addition to manufacturing suites, the Center offers coworking space and Flex office space of various sizes. Flex offices are available to clients within and outside the incubation program.


Contact: Erin M. Hudson
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Allentown Economic Development Corp.