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.


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to everyone at The Chamber!

Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce said...

Well thanks very much, and same to you!