• Lehigh Valley Economic Development

Lehigh Valley Economy More Balanced Than National GDP


Just 5.9 percentage points separate the top four economic sectors of the Lehigh Valley’s $40.1 billion GDP, whereas at the national level, the top four sectors are separated by 13.6 percentage points. The Lehigh Valley economy is far more balanced and diversified than the national gross domestic product (GDP), according to a new analysis by the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC). Just 5.9 percentage points separate the top four economic sectors of the Lehigh Valley’s $40.1 billion GDP, which range from Professional Services (13.1 percent of the regional GDP) to Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (19 percent). By contrast, the top four sectors of the overall United States economy are separated by 13.6 percentage points, ranging from 9.9 percent coming from Education and Health Care, to 23.5 percent coming from Finance, Insurance and Real Estate.

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