Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Daily Briefing, 12/21/2010

Good morning everyone!  Here is today's Daily Briefing.

The Lehigh Valley Transportation Study Committee has approved ten projects to receive nearly $3.9 million in funding.  Good news for Lehigh Valley International Airport, as traffic rose 14% compared to the same time last year.  Taxes will remain the same in Bethlehem Township.  In Bethlehem, the city's Director of Community & Economic Development, Tony Hanna, has retired to take a job as the head of the Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority.  Some local retailers are taking the pre-Christmas sales all the way to midnight.

Here's a depressing statistic: 1 in 7 Americans rely on food stamps, a 16% increase over the past year.  Blockbuster will close as many as another 182 stores; it is unknown which Lehigh Valley stores may be affected.

Thats's it for now!  Have a great day, and we'll be back later.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to everyone at The Chamber!

Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce said...

Well thanks very much, and same to you!