The region’s economic growth has presented tremendous opportunities for businesses.

That is also true for the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, but planners say that growth also creates challenges when it comes to building and funding road improvements.

The commission released a much-anticipated long-range transportation plan laying out the projects that the area will need to support continued growth over the next 15 years, and how it plans to pay for them. At Tuesday’s 2015 Lehigh Valley Transportation Forum, hosted by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, the planning commission’s executive director presented the finalized version of the plan.