Lehigh Valley, PA

Where Life Sciences Thrive

The orthopedic implants that revived your daughter’s athletic career. The tiny cameras that caught your dad’s colon cancer early. The at-home COVID test that made it safe to gather again at the holidays. The life-changing technology comes from companies in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Olympus, B. Braun, and OraSure Technologies work here because of top research schools nearby and a labor pool of 1.3 million, all in the heart of the Northeast’s life sciences supercluster. Be a part of where life sciences thrive.​

174 life science company offices, labs, research centers, manufacturing facilities, and distribution centers in the Lehigh Valley as of Q4 2020
Manufacturing output comprises 16% of the local economy, a higher share than the national average.
Average wage in the life sciences sector: $94,100.
A workforce of more than 1.3 million within an hour’s drive
Pennsylvania’s fastest growing region for adults 18-34
In the last two years, Lehigh Valley companies added 1.3 million square feet of space related to the life sciences industry.
Lehigh Valley’s employment among manufacturers of diagnostic devices is more than twice the size of the typical US region.
Pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing employment is 1½ times the typical U.S. region.
The Lehigh Valley is home to 11 colleges and universities with 52,000+ students enrolled annually.
1/3 of all U.S. consumers are within a day’s drive.
The Lehigh Valley is within 100 miles of 23 transportation and infrastructure assets including the Port of New York/New Jersey and Port of Philadelphia.
65th largest metropolitan region in the US, with a $43.3 billion GDP
52nd largest manufacturing economy in the nation

You're in Good Company

Lehigh Valley is home to a who’s who of industry leaders in life sciences.

Great Neighbors

From here, you can go anywhere. By air, highway, rail, or ship, the Lehigh Valley is close and well connected.

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Top Talent

For life sciences, the lifeblood is talent, talent, talent. Take advantage of a well-educated, highly skilled workforce—and other powerful resources.

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Lower Costs

The Lehigh Valley offers office and industrial space and labor rates that are more affordable than nearby life sciences hubs and commands an exceptional quality of life.

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Doug Warfel
Director, Attraction and Lending
Phone: (610) 266-7535