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Jan 03, 2017

Join us at our next seminar: Public-Private Partnerships: The bridge to successful infrastructure projects

John F. Lushis, Jr., Esq., (Solicitor to  NCGPA), Peter D. Hutcheon, Esq., John Brown (Northampton County Executive), Stan Rugis (Northampton County Director of Public Works), Ryan Durkin (Northampton County Solicitor), and Shawn Langen (NCGPA Chair), are pleased to invite you to “Public Private Partnerships: The bridge to successful infrastructure projects,” on Thursday, January 26. In this presentation, we will discuss the structure of P3 projects and the opportunities and advantages they provide.» Read More

May 06, 2015

NMM’s 3rd Annual Economic Development Symposium a Success

We hosted our 3rd Annual Economic Development Symposium on April 30 at the Renaissance Allentown. My colleagues John Lushis and Graham Simmons, along with Scott Dunkelberger, Executive Director of the Center for Business Financing, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, and Don Cunningham, President and CEO of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. (LVEDC), discussed the current and future focus of economic development in Pennsylvania, highlighting the practice of working with economic development incentives.  » Read More

May 06, 2014

Scott B. Allinson and S. Graham Simmons Re-Appointed as Solicitor for Northampton County Gaming Revenue and Economic Redevelopment Authority

We are very happy to report that Scott Allinson and Graham Simmons have been re-appointed to the Northampton County Gaming Revenue and Economic Redevelopment Authority. They will continue to provide legal services and guidance to the board as it accomplishes the goals set forth in the Commonwealth’s Gaming Act. Read more hereRead More

Mar 06, 2014

Economic Development in the Lehigh Valley

As a sign of continued economic development in the region, the Lehigh Valley was just ranked 2nd in Site Selection Magazine’s annual economic development rankings. The rankings focus on the region’s ability to attract new employers and to help companies expand. In its class, the Lehigh Valley competed with other metropolitan areas ranging in population size from 200,000 to 1 million.» Read More

Dec 12, 2013

NMM and the New Market Tax Credits Program

On December 10th, Norris McLaughlin’s Economic Development Law Practice Group was a Sponsor of the New Market Tax Credits Forum Entitlements held at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks.  The Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp., Community First Fund, and the Reinvestment Fund designed this program to provide a soup-to-nuts overview of the New Market Tax Credits program with the opportunity for developers to pitch their projects directly to the allocatees.» Read More

Oct 24, 2013

The Pennsylvania Tax Increment Financing Act: An Analysis

Pennsylvania’s Tax Increment Financing Act (the “TIF Act”), 53 P.S. §6930.1 et seq., has recently generated some local controversy, prompting discussions to clarify misconceptions and to reexamine the law’s scope and purpose. Enacted in 1990, the TIF Act provides local municipalities with a tool to combat blight while simultaneously promoting economic development where a municipality does not have other available financial resources.» Read More

Dec 21, 2012

Lehigh County in Top Ten for Future Growth and Investment

In past articles on this blog, I have discussed the benefits of doing business throughout the Lehigh Valley and touted the Lehigh Valley’s collaborative focus on the region’s economic development… and now I have new independent support.  Fourth Economy, a national economic development firm, has recognized Lehigh County as a top ten county in the U.S. to attract future growth and investment. » Read More

Aug 15, 2011

Easton’s Main Street Initiative

The city of Easton is privileged to have an award-winning Main Street program led by Kim Kmetz, manager. The Greater Easton Development Partnership, a 501(c)(3) organization, is charged with catalyzing economic development throughout the greater Easton area. It administers the Easton Main Street program as well as other economic development initiatives including the Easton Ambassadors program.» Read More

Jul 07, 2011

What Are Your Benefits of Doing Business in Easton and Bethlehem?

The Benefits of Doing Business in Easton

There are a whole series of loan and grant programs available to businesses. Firstly, there is an opportunity for a free business listing on . This website includes the opportunity to list at no charge pertinent business information and a web-link. In addition, there ample opportunities to have your business highlighted as “business of the month”.» Read More


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