Your Business in Easton

"Due to Easton's proximity to both Manhattan and Philadelphia, not to mention its charm and Downtown (PDF)affordability, the City has become an ideal location for urban professionals looking for a higher quality of life. With its revitalized business scene, culture, cuisine, and nightlife, plus its family-friendly vibe and accessibility to nature, you could argue that Easton is becoming the new Brooklyn." - Garett Vassel, Optima Durant Group; 2019

"The town has so much to offer and we love the renaissance Easton is currently experiencing. I would have never thought that in my lifetime we would be part of the revitalization of such a great place. We're so happy to be part of Easton's continued growth and progress." - Jim Henkel, MetaBank (formerly EPS Financial)

For those current City businesses seeking support and loan / technical assistance resources through the City's Business Retention Assistance ("BRACE") program, please visit the Business Retention Assistance page.

With over 27,000 residents, in a region of 844,052, Easton - Northampton's County Seat - is a dynamic workplace and community that boasts a diverse economy with a vibrant cosmopolitan downtown. The Downtown, along with the three other largely residential districts of the City - the West Ward, South Side, and College Hill - are all seeing unprecedented growth and investment.

2020 Census Estimates

  • College Hill Population = 5,823
  • Downtown Population = 2,363
  • South Side Population = 9,046
  • West Ward Population = 10,042

Total = 27,274


  • One of three cities in the Lehigh Valley region, one of the five fastest growing economies in the U.S. (under 1,000,000 in population).
  • Fastest growing city in the Lehigh Valley in terms of Median Household Income (over 15% since 2015).
  • More than $150 million in private investment currently in process within the City.
  • The home of Lafayette College, The Crayola Experience, The State Theatre, PA Bacon Fest, and location of editorial operations for several Hearst Publications.
  • According to Discover Lehigh Valley, Lehigh and Northampton Counties drew 16.5 million visitors in 2018-2019. Easton welcomes over 500,000 visitors annually! 
  • More than 30 diverse restaurants and pubs.
  • 25% of U.S. population lives within 250 miles of the City.
  • Most common (and growing!) industries in Easton include manufacturing, health care & social assistance, and retail trade.

For more information regarding Easton's demographics, please visit the following link.

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