The scenic Lehigh Valley was named after The Lehigh River that flows through the area, and the valley that lies between two mountain ranges – the Blue Mountain to the north and the South Mountain to the south. The Lehigh Valley metropolitan region consists of three counties in eastern Pennsylvania and one in New Jersey, and it is the 3rd largest metropolitan region in the state, trailing only Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
The Lehigh Valley is anchored by the three cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton. The Lehigh Valley first gained its prominence back in the early 1800’s, as the state legislature gave unrestricted power of the Lehigh Canal to the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Company (LC&N). LC&N was a mining and transportation company that began transporting anthracite coal, timber, and ore from the Coal Region in the north—which had the richest anthracite coal deposits in the world—south through the Lehigh Canal via the Lehigh River.
The Lehigh Coal & Navigation Company spearheaded the industrial revolution in this part of the country by tackling civil engineering challenges that were thought to be impossible and jumpstarted America’s brief Canal Age. Much of this was due to the Lehigh Valley’s perfect location. The Canal Age had its center at the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers, where five major canals met major rivers and coastal waterways.
The Lehigh Valley is located approximately 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia, 90 miles west of New York City, and 80 miles northeast of the state capital of Harrisburg. There are four major highways that intersect the area, including US Route 22, Interstate 78, PA Route 309, and the PA Turnpike (Interstate 476). Due to this, along with its great worker base, the valley is home to many large businesses, such as PPL, Air Products, B. Braun, Victaulic, Just Born, St. Luke’s Hospital and St. Luke’s Physician’s Group, Lehigh Valley Hospital and Lehigh Valley Physician’s Group, Mack Trucks, Crayola, Amazon, Olympus, and many others.
The Lehigh Valley, which is also an ideal hub that connects Washington DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia to all regions of the Northeast, has become one of the largest areas on the East Coast for warehousing and distribution centers. Major companies like Amazon, Boston Beer Company (brewer of Samuel Adams beers), BMW, Bridgestone, Fed Ex, Home Depot, Nestle Purina, True Value, Uline, and numerous others have set up distribution centers here in the Lehigh Valley along the major highways.
The Lehigh Valley has experienced a major population growth over the last few decades, and with all that the area has going for it, that trend should continue upwards well into the future.
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