Good morning everyone! Here is today's Daily Briefing.
The Allentown Planning Commission approved the proposed plan for the arena district, including the construction of a hotel and office complex. International Battery, which closed unexpectedly last week, owes the Commonwealth $2 million in economic development funding that it received. In Whitehall, the Township is looking to set up a special tax zone, known as a LERTA, on the southern portion of Macarthur Road. Congressman Tim Holden attended a Chamber event yesterday, where he also gave an interview for Business Matters. The Northampton County Court of Common Pleas began interviews to full the vacant Bethlehem Controller's slot. DirectAir abruptly cancelled its flights around the entire country, including in the Lehigh Valley.
In national news, Rick Santorum won primaries yesterday in Mississippi and Alabama; in both of those states, Newt Gingrich came in second, with Mitt Romney in third. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney won the Hawaii caucus.
We have one Chamber event today: our annual State of the City address in Bethlehem, featuring Mayor John Callahan.
And that's it for now! Have a good one and we'll see you later.