LV Planning Commission: Lehigh Valley Employment To Grow

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The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission recently released its October/November/December 2012 Newsletter which highlights planning news and activities for Lehigh and Northampton counties.

Its feature article, “LVPC releases long range regional employment forecast,” LVPC shares the following data:

Lehigh County’s employment will grow by 38.6% from 2010 to 2040

-Northampton County’s employment will grow by 36.4% from 2010 to 2040

According to the LVPC:

“The rate of employment growth from 2010-2040 (37.7%) in the Lehigh Valley is expected to outpace the rate of employment growth nationally (34.7%) over the same period. This suggests that the Lehigh Valley will remain an economically competitive region due to a variety of factors ranging from proximity to major markets, robust population growth, a growing labor force, and lower costs of production and labor in comparison to other markets.”

Access the newsletter: LVPC Newsletter December 2012

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