Quarterly Economic Review of Lehigh Valley Businesses on LV Discourse

Nov 9, 2017

Dr. Kamran Afshar discussed the October 2017 results of the Kamran Afshar/Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber quarterly economic review of Lehigh Valley businesses.

Joining him was Michelle Griffin Young, the Executive VP of Government and External Affairs at the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce as well as the producer of Business Matters at WFMZ-TV; John Hayes, the Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer at New Tripoli Bank; and Jack Pfunder, the CEO of Manufacturers Resource Center.

According to the October 2017 survey results, business sentiment and the overall confidence in the local economy dropped for the third quarter in a row and gave back almost all its January gains. "It is clear that the post-election enthusiasm among businesses in the Valley has vanished," according to Afshar. More information on past survey results is available at the Kamran Afshar Associate's website.

(Original air-date: 11/02/17)