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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

Feb 11, 2014

Neighborhood Improvement Zones & City Revitalization Zones: Revitalizing Cities & Promoting Economic Development

Pennsylvania’s Neighborhood Improvement Zones, enabled by Act 50 of 2009, are springing up across the state and the Lehigh Valley and are generating noteworthy development within the region.  With last month’s announcement by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) that the City of Bethlehem was awarded one of the two coveted CRIZ designations, a look at the similarities and differences between the two zones is timely.» 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

Oct 24, 2011

Pirating Pay-Per-View Events May Prove Costly For Lehigh Valley Business Owners

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and other similar organizations are actively investigating local sports bars for airing pay-per-view programming without ordering the event through proper channels.  Federal regulations prohibit the unlawful interception of these events and provide for some stiff penalties.  The type of piracy involved in these investigations include using one’s personal DIRECTV account for viewing in a commercial establishment, ordering a pay-per-view event for personal use and then broadcasting it for financial gain, or intercepting a television signal from another authorized user. » Read More

Jul 15, 2010

Welcome to the Lehigh Valley Legal Blog!

The Lehigh Valley Legal Blog is your local source for information on the many legal issues affecting Lehigh Valley businesses and residents. With a deep-rooted history in the Lehigh Valley, we provide a unique local perspective and we have a vested interest in keeping you up to date on trends, legislative and regulatory developments, and legal topics of interest in the Lehigh Valley.» Read More


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