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Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Honored by Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., was honored by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission at its fourth annual Planning + Development Gala at DeSales University Center in Center Valley this week.  The firm was awarded in Transportation Planning for the Economic Development Practice Group’s involvement in Northampton County’s public/private bridge partnership.  For more information, read the Lehigh Valley Business article, “Planning commission honors businesses, municipalities.”

The Economic Development Practice Group, co-chaired by John F. Lushis, Jr., and S. Graham Simmons, III, provides economic development strategic, legal, and advocacy services to our clients, including private companies, 501(c)(3) non-profit companies, developers, and municipal governments and authorities.  In addition, they have significant experience with the establishment of leadership summits focused on projects and initiatives impacting the Lehigh Valley.

“The 2017 LVPG Gala Awards ceremony was a wonderful event.  Numerous people, projects, and municipalities were recognized and honored for their hard work and outstanding achievements. We are especially proud to have been recognized for our extensive involvement in the Northampton County P3 Public-Private Partnership Bridge Renewal Project,” said Lushis (pictured holding the award).

The attorneys in the group possess unique breadth and depth of experience in working with Lehigh and Northampton County administrations, local cities and other municipalities, as well as their economic development departments, to lead financings, public-private partnerships, and strategic planning for transformative projects throughout the Lehigh Valley.  They serve on the committees and boards of local and regional economic development organizations such as the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation and the Greater Easton Development Partnership; are members of Pennsylvania Economic Development Association, Urban Land Institute, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, and the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce; and provide special counsel legal services to the Easton Redevelopment Authority, Lehigh Valley Industrial Park, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation and Lehigh Valley Land Recycling Initiative.