Economic Development


The Economic Development Bureau is part of the City of Bethlehem's Dept. of Community & Economic Development.  Bethlehem has been able to overcome the loss of Bethlehem Steel through strong leadership, industry diversification, and effective utilization of Federal/State/Local resources.  Our staff provides support to the Bethlehem Economic Development Corporation (BEDCO), Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority of the City of Bethlehem (RDA), and the Bethlehem Revitalization & Improvement Authority (BRIA).   Our staff can help businesses and developers identify available spaces, provide information on available incentives, and help navigate the process of launching your business. We would love the opportunity to discuss why Bethlehem is such a great place to call home.

Downtown Market Analysis

The City of Bethlehem conducted a retail feasibility analysis of the Northside Historic District and the Southside Arts District to determine how much additional retail and restaurant development is able to be supported:

Northside Historic District
Northside (2021 Update)
Northside (
2022 Update)

SouthSide Arts District
SouthSide (2021 Update)


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