A Great Place To Work, a Great Place To Live

The Lehigh Valley offers affordable office and industrial space, labor rates less than nearby life sciences hubs, and an exceptional quality of life that has made us the fastest-growing region in Pennsylvania for adults ages 18 to 34.

With a lower cost of living compared to more metropolitan communities, employers’ dollars go further in the Lehigh Valley when it comes to the workforce.

How much more affordable is the
Lehigh Valley workforce?

OccupationBostonNew York/NewarkPhiladelphia
Quality Assurance Technicians21.7%11.3%13.7%
Facility manager21.3%23.7%9.4%
Production Supervisors11.9%11.2%9.7%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2020

Rent per square foot

The Lehigh Valley, prized for strong transportation infrastructure, touts one of the busiest industrial markets in the heart of the northeast corridor, accumulating to over 135 million square feet at the end of the second quarter in 2021.

Industrial/flex buildings under 100,000 square feet
Industrial/flex buildings 100,000-150,000 square feet

Source: CoStar

Cost per square foot of Class A office space

The Lehigh Valley offers some of the most affordable, attractive office space in dynamic downtowns and office parks compared to major life sciences hubs in the supercluster. Companies, including Fortune 500 companies PPL and Air Products, call Lehigh Valley home.

Lehigh Valley
Washington, D.C.
Philadelphia (Central Business District)
Northern New Jersey

Source: JLL Research, Q2 2021

For your employees, the Lehigh Valley is close to major cities but more affordable. From the downtowns of its three cities to the main streets of smaller communities, the Lehigh Valley has the right neighborhood for your employees to call home. They’ll find world-class health care, outstanding schools, and affordable housing options in urban, suburban, and rural settings, and more than enough things to do with walkable neighborhoods, miles of hiking and biking trails, first-class arts and entertainment, and a flourishing food scene. This is neighborhood living, made possible in the Lehigh Valley.

The Lehigh Valley is where life sciences thrive.
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