hanks to a continuous record of strong economic growth, thousands of families, individuals, and businesses are moving to the Lehigh Valley every year—and O’Brien’s Moving and Storage has relocated many of them! As a longstanding and locally based Lehigh Valley moving company, we’re extremely proud to announce that our community once again ranks among the best of the best in the entire country.
How Does the Lehigh Valley Stack Up?
According to Site Selection magazine, the Lehigh Valley’s economic growth in 2019 placed our region third-best in the entire Northeast—behind only New York City and Philadelphia. And although our region has a fraction of the population, our economic development ranked higher than both Pittsburgh and Boston! The Site Selection rankings are calculated based on the number of economic development projects announced, in progress, or completed.
Besides sheer growth during 2019, a few other factors set
the Lehigh Valley apart from similarly fast-growing areas of the country:
- Continuous Progress: For cities our size (between 200,000 and 1 million residents), we’ve earned the #1 spot in the Northeast for three years in a row! We’ve also ranked among the Site Selection Top Five nationwide for four consecutive years.
- Diverse Jobs: Unlike many cities that tend to grow in a just a few high-skilled disciplines, our strong manufacturing base presents employment opportunities for all skill levels and talent pools.
- Prominent Companies: The Lehigh Valley has worked hard to attract great employers to the region, with 2019 projects being carried out by names like Keurig Dr. Pepper, Tyber Medical, and Air Products.
- Attractive Lifestyle: Especially for young families and entrepreneurs, the Lehigh Valley is without doubt one of the best regions in the country. Affordable housing, a relatively low tax rate, and a wealth of family-friendly entertainment are just a few reasons why!
Relocate with Ease by Calling Our Expert Movers in the Lehigh Valley, PA
While COVID-19 will certainly alter the trajectory of some economic development projects begun in 2019, local business leaders are optimistic that the Lehigh Valley will be resilient. We expect to rank at the top of next year’s list, too!
Even during 2020’s challenging pandemic, O’Brien’s Moving and Storage is still working hard to move families and businesses to the area—showing that Lehigh Valley business is still going strong. Whether over a short or long distance, we are taking all necessary precautions to keep our movers and our clients healthy, safe, and well.
O’Brien’s Moving and Storage has been a team of trusted Lehigh Valley movers since 1928, giving us nearly a century of experience. Even in the midst of such unusual times, we can move your family or business with expertise, care, and quality. Through our Allied Van Lines network, we can move you anywhere in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, the Northeast, or nationwide!
Learn more about our expert moving and storage services by giving us a call today. You can also schedule your free moving consultation—done in person or virtually—by submitting our online form now.