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NORTHAMPTON COUNTY

assets Assets

  • Large inventory of available commercial properties
  • Reliable utility infrastructure with fast and easy access to Rt. 80 & Rt. 33 (One day drive to reach ⅓ of US and ½ of Canadian customers)
  • Favorable tax structure for businesses and residents
  • Proximity to Major Markets
  • Transportation infrastructure
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
  • Livable Communities
  • Financial incentives/assistance
  • Region has a history of creative and skilled craftspeople

opportunitiesOpportunities

  • Chrin Commerce Center on Route 33
  • Portland Industrial Park
  • Plainfield Industrial Park
  • Green Knights Industrial Park II
  • Forks Industrial Park
  • LVIP VII
  • Range of industrial properties – from 1.2 M SF down to 70K SF bakery

snapshotCommunity Snapshot

  • 75,135 – Population Estimate (2014 U.S. Census Bureau)
  • $46,292 –  Median Household income  (2013 dollars -U.S. Census Bureau)
  • 35.3 Median Age – (U.S. Census Bureau)
  • 90 minutes to New York City
  • 90 minutes to Philadelphia

Northampton County has always been one of the most economically-important counties in Pennsylvania, from its days as a terminal on the old Pennsylvania Canal in the 1800s, to its role building America’s skyscrapers as the home of Bethlehem Steel. Today, Northampton County is in the middle of a new and exciting era in its history, helping to make the Lehigh Valley the fastest-growing region in Pennsylvania, and the top-ranked region for economic development in the Northeast. Northampton County has seen the redevelopment of its two cities, Bethlehem and Easton, both of which include vibrant downtown neighborhoods, arts and culture, restaurants, and entertainment districts. The county boasts impressive infrastructure, including water and sewer resources, and excellent access to the Northeastern United States markets. Northampton County has seen the rebirth and continued growth of its manufacturing economy, with such internationally-renowned companies as Follett, Victaulic, Crayola, and Martin Guitars. The county has also seen an emergence of defense and aerospace companies, as well as the growth of life sciences and medical device sectors and pharmaceutical companies. It’s strong quality of life, excellence schools, hospital networks, open space preservation, and parks and nature trails make Northampton County a remarkable success story.

Northampton Includes

Bethlehem, Easton,

Contact us for additional information and opportunities in Northampton.

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Lehigh Valley Economic
Development Corporation

610-266-6775
lehighvalley.org

The mission of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation is to market the economic assets of the Lehigh Valley and to serve as a regional shared services and resource center to help businesses to come, grow, and start here.