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Department of Community and 

Economic Development 

Lehigh County 


Frank Kane - Director 
Phone: 610-782-3304
Fax: 610-871-2755

Laurie Moyer - Grants & Housing Manage
Phone: 610-871-1964
Fax: 610-820-8257

Virginia Haas- Community Revitalization & Development Manager
Phone: 610-782-3809
Fax: 610-820-8257

Community and Economic Development Office 

For General Questions Contact 

Clary Peralta 
Phone: 610-782-3565

Se Habla Español !


Of Interest


  • General Contractors to Participate in Housing Rehabs Programs - (Please contact office for more information) 

New Announcements 

  • Plans and Reports 2013- 2016

Fair Housing 

TEFRA Hearings Summer 2016:

  • St. Luke's TEFRA Hearing (Audio Recording)- 6-30-2016
  • Muhlenberg College TEFRA Hearing (Audio Recording)-  11-9-16


Community and Economic Development

DCED LogoLehigh County Government Center 
17 South Seventh Street
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18101
Phone: (610)-782-3001    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 programs.



Latest News

Improvements. Growth. Accomplishments. -Lehigh County

Lehigh County is recognized as a top ten county in the nation to attract growth 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, sustainability, 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.”


Lehigh Valley Ranked in top 10 for Fifth Straight Year

Economic Development Partners