Lehigh County is ranked seventh in a top ten list of communities recommended for investment by a Pittsburgh economic consulting group, according to a WFMZ report.
The Fourth Economy Community Index examines both statistical and qualitative factors at the county level in five areas: Investment, Talent, Sustainability, Place, and Diversity. The consultants say these five areas serve as a foundation for future economic success.
"We are honored to see Lehigh County recognized by Fourth Economy as one of the leading economic growth counties in the United States, said Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. President and CEO Don Cunningham in a statement. "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."