Fueled by demand.

That’s the mantra for 2016 in business in the Greater Lehigh Valley.

From transportation projects, hotels, shopping centers and commercial districts – land is in demand. It’s why the region this year is headed for a steady rise in new construction, renovations and redevelopment of existing structures.

And it’s a growth that spans across many industries and locales.

For example, downtown rebirths in the region are expected to continue to drive commercial and residential growth, including a trend toward upscale urban apartments. New restaurants and bars will mark the rapid and pervasive rise of a new food and entertainment culture shaping our cities.

With local governments working more collaboratively with businesses, the possibility of a seamless approach to redevelopment could drive even more commercial growth in 2016.

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