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Jul 24, 2018

Tax Increment Financing – Still a Vital Economic Development Tool

In connection with their commercial, industrial, and residential developments, developers are often required to construct roads and other infrastructure improvements as a condition to obtaining necessary permits.  While these improvements may benefit the general public and not just the particular development, the developer must confront the challenge of funding the entire cost of the improvements.» Read More

Nov 03, 2017

Norris McLaughlin Helps Pave the Way for More P3 Projects

On October 30, Governor Tom Wolf signed House Bill 118, which amended the Commonwealth Administrative Code to provide for, among other things, the construction of new jail facilities.  Specifically, the legislation allows third class counties having a certain population and jail facilities more than 100 years old, such as Northampton County, to construct new jail facilities using a “P3” public-private partnership structure.  » Read More

Oct 24, 2017

Norris McLaughlin Honored by Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

Norris McLaughlin, P.A., was honored by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission at its fourth annual Planning + Development Gala at DeSales University Center in Center Valley this week.  The firm was awarded in Transportation Planning for the Economic Development Practice Group’s involvement in Northampton County’s public/private bridge partnership.  » Read More

Feb 24, 2017

Lehigh Valley Allentown Ranked in Top Places to Live

With our Pennsylvania office located in downtown Allentown, Norris McLaughlin is proud to take part in the transformation and redevelopment of Allentown, which has earned Allentown and the Lehigh Valley 79th place among the largest 100 metropolitan areas in the U.S.» Read More

Feb 24, 2017

Pennsylvania’s P3 Project: The First of its Kind

As widely reported, our Economic Development Practice Group, spearheaded by John Lushis, has been involved in a project with Northampton County, as solicitor to its General Purpose Authority, to address 33 bridges that require substantial rehabilitation or replacement.  This project, known as a P3 project, is being undertaken pursuant to Act 88 through the Commonwealth’s P3 legislation, which focuses on transportation and related infrastructure repairs, improvement, and replacement.» Read More

Feb 06, 2017

Innovative public/private partnership in Norco could expand beyond bridge repair

Lehigh Valley Business published an article today highlighting our recent public/private partnership (“P3”) seminar and the P3 project in Northampton County that involves the rebuild and repair of 33 bridges. To read the full article, please click here.

For more information regarding P3 projects, please contact John Lushis, Esq.» Read More

Jan 11, 2017

Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation – Helping businesses move to, and succeed in, the Lehigh Valley

The Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation has just released the third issue of its magazine, Lehigh Valley Economic Development, with a cover story featuring the region’s coordinated workforce training efforts, including LVEDC’s collaboration between higher education institutions and regional employers. » Read More