The Lehigh Valley is the third most populous region of Pennsylvania, following metropolitan Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
Companies based in the Lehigh Valley include Air Products & Chemicals (in Trexlertown), Crayola LLC (in Easton), Buckeye Partners (in Emmaus), Just Born (in Bethlehem), Olympus Corporation USA (in Center Valley), PPL Corporation (in Allentown), and Rodale Press (in Emmaus).
The Lehigh Valley is also one of the larger areas on the east coast for the location of warehouses and distribution centers. This is due to the Lehigh Valley’s central location. Most of these distribution centers are located along the U.S. Route 22 and Interstate 78 corridors.
The Lehigh Valley is a center of post-secondary education, with seven four-year colleges and universities. These include:
Cedar Crest College (in Allentown)
DeSales University (in Center Valley)
Lafayette College (in Easton)
Lehigh University (in Bethlehem)
Moravian College (in Bethlehem)
Muhlenberg College (in Allentown)
Penn State Lehigh Valley (in Fogelsville).
==> Lehigh Valley Colleges Directory
The Allentown Art Museum, based in center city Allentown, is the Lehigh Valley’s largest museum. The museum’s collection includes more than 11,000 works of art. Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts Center and Lafayette College’s smaller Williams Center for the Arts host a wide variety of plays, concerts and performances throughout the year.
The Lehigh Valley is home to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, a popular amusement and water park. Located in South Whitehall Township, Dorney Park is known nationally for its elaborate roller coasters and water rides
The Lehigh Valley is served by air transportation through Lehigh Valley International Airport located in the Lehigh Valley’s Hanover Township, three miles northeast of Allentown.
Several private bus lines, including Bieber Tourways, Susquehanna Trailways and Trans-Bridge Lines, provide bus service from various Valley locations to New York City’s Port Authority Bus Terminal, Philadelphia’s Greyhound Terminal, Atlantic City’s Bus Terminal, and other regional locations.
In early 2008, Coca-Cola Park, an 8,100-seat Minor League baseball stadium, opened in east-side Allentown. The stadium hosts the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Philadelphia Phillies’ AAA-level International League franchise.
The Lehigh Valley also is the home of pre-season training camp for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, which is held each summer on the practice fields of Lehigh University in Bethlehem.
Radio stations based in the Lehigh Valley can be found at ==> Lehigh Valley Radio Station Directory