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Manufacturers Report Significant IRC Economic Impact

Manufacturers Report Significant IRC Economic Impact

The survey data, capturing the revenue, cost savings, regional investment, and job impacts reported by 575 IRC clients, was gathered by an independent market research firm, and confirmed by the U.S. Department of Commerce. To the Commonwealth, these impacts translate to incremental tax revenues. The survey, conducted throughout 2023, underscores the major influence of the statewide IRC Network.

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Lehigh Valley Record GDP of $50.2 Billion in 2022

Lehigh Valley Record GDP of $50.2 Billion in 2022

LVEDC reports that crossing the $50 billion threshold reflects the region’s impressive economic renaissance. The strength and diversification of the economy attract new business investments and create job opportunities, making the Lehigh Valley more prosperous. Lehigh Valley ranks as a Top 15 market for GDP in its class and stands as the 68th largest regional economy in the U.S.

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Contest to promote CTE and STEM education kicks off 8th year

Contest to promote CTE and STEM education kicks off 8th year

This article by Cris Collingwood recently appeared in the online edition of Lehigh Valley Business.  The Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) in Allentown is hosting its 8th annual “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing” (WSCM) contest in Berks and Schuylkill counties This Berks/Schuylkill contest will partner 7th and 8th grade student teams with 28 manufacturers 

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MRC leads Kentucky tour of Toyota plant for three-day experience

MRC leads Kentucky tour of Toyota plant for three-day experience

The visit allowed manufacturers to hear about Toyota’s successes and challenges and ask questions. This experience emphasized the importance of aligning systems with desired behaviors and cultures for employee development. It also highlighted the significance of continuous practice to retain employees and build a successful lean culture.

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Kitchen Magic Named “Manufacturer of the Year”

Kitchen Magic Named “Manufacturer of the Year”

The decision to bestow this award upon Kitchen Magic was influenced by their steadfast commitment to the development of their people, an unwavering pursuit of operational excellence, and a dedication to providing outstanding customer service. Their openness to embracing new technologies further underscores their forward-thinking approach, positioning them as industry trailblazers.

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Manufacturing goes greener

Manufacturing goes greener

Manufacturing goes greener LVB.com Melinda Rizzo, Contributing Writer September 25, 2023 MRC’s Regional Director of Manufacturing Solutions, Walt Hoffert, appears in the LVB.com article by Melinda Rizzo, “Manufacturing Goes Greener.” Walt shares that an increasing...

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MRC Supports the Lehigh Valley CHIPS Tech Hub Proposal

MRC Supports the Lehigh Valley CHIPS Tech Hub Proposal

The CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 created Tech Hubs to boost innovation in essential technologies for economic and national security. Congresswoman Susan Wild, who proposed the act, envisioned the Lehigh Valley’s inclusion as a Tech Hub. The application was submitted by the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp.

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