30 Sep

Lehigh Valley Becomes Known As E-Commerce Hub

imgres-1The central location of the Lehigh Valley to major markets has led to the Lehigh Valley being known as the E-Commerce Hub for the East Coast of the United States. The large increases of online shopping has positioned the Lehigh Valley as a logistics hub and has created demand for warehouse and distribution space within the area.

Fed Ex Ground is currently building a warehouse facility in Allen Township that will become the biggest distribution center for Fed Ex Ground in the country. It is going to be a 800,000 square foot facility and will be feature automated distribution technology.

E-Commerce is changing the way Americans do business and is changing the business landscape forever. The focus is on getting the product to the consumer in record time and online retailers are constantly pushing the distribution channels to become more efficient and being able to deliver within two days and in some cases same day deliveries. To make this happen it is imperative that the distribution centers be located within corridors that make these delivery schedules possible.

The Lehigh Valley is benefiting from this trend that experts feel will continue into the future. Fed Ex Ground is not alone in picking the Lehigh Valley. Since the second quarter of 2010 the Lehigh Valley Interstate 78 corridor has grown faster than any other US industrial market. Developers have added millions of square feet of distribution and warehouse space and has increased the size of the market by more than 25%. New tenants include Walmart Stores Inc, Dollar General Corp, Ocean Spray, and Petsmart Inc. and collectively have added over 7 million square feet of distribution space into the Lehigh Valley. It is all about getting access to the highest number of people in the shortest amount of time.

With this growth, other businesses in the Lehigh Valley also benefit and the Go Lehigh Valley collection of hotels that are owned and operated by Meyer Jabara Hotels is here to serve the Lehigh Valley business community. The hotels include the Courtyard by Marriott Bethlehem/Lehigh Valley located on the I-78 Corridor, The Hyatt Place located in downtown Bethlehem, and the Holiday Inn Conference Center located on the west end of the Lehigh Valley.

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