Lehigh County Government Center
17 South Seventh Street
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18101
Phone: (610) 782-3200 Fax: (610) 871-2755
Lehigh County’s Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) focuses on enhancing the quality of life of our communities by concentrating on the revitalization of our cities and boroughs, spurring economic growth, and supporting regional partnerships among our municipalities.
The department’s grant programs have supported high priority projects of the County’s twenty-five municipalities, aimed at enriching their economic viability by upgrading aging infrastructure, supporting aesthetic improvements within the downtown's, and assisting agencies focused on providing safe, affordable and sustainable housing program.
For General Questions about the Department and Programs Contact:
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County Resident Survey for the Preparation of the FY
2019-2023 Five Year Consolidated Plan and FY 2019 Annual Action Plan
Lehigh County is preparing its FY 2019-2023 Five Year Consolidated Plan
and FY 2019 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Program. As part of the planning
process, the County is conducting a survey to identify residents' needs in the
community and ideas on how the residents would like to see funds budgeted through
the CDBG Program. Please take a few minutes and complete this confidential survey
to the best of your ability. Thank you
for your assistance in helping us to identify residents' needs in Lehigh County.
Improvements. Growth. Accomplishments.
Lehigh County is recognized as a top ten county in the nation to attract growth, economy and investments.
In December of 2012 Fourth Economy, a national economic development firm has listed Lehigh County, PA, as one of the top ten counties in the US to attract future growth and investment as part of its recently released Fourth Economy Community Index.
Fourth Economy ranked Lehigh County seventh in the “Large-Sized Counties” segment that had populations between 150,000 and 499,999 based on the following criteria: investment, talent, sustainable, place and diversity. Other specific indicators included: wage and employment growth, education levels, drive times, home values, minority business ownership, agricultural and manufacturing capacity and population density.
“We are honored to see Lehigh County recognized by Fourth Economy as one of the leading economic growth counties in the United States," said LVEDC President and CEO, Don Cunningham. “It is always good to see national entities discover what we know is happening here in the Lehigh Valley. It confirms what we continually are seeing that businesses want to start here, grow here and come here, on both sides of the Lehigh Valley.”
SBA's Philadelphia Emerging Leaders Program Is Accepting Applicants!
Please contact office for more information: (610) 782-3565
Annual Action Plans
Section 3 Plan
Five Year Consolidated Plan