Community & Economic Development

Why Easton?

The City of Easton, located within the third Largest Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in Pennsylvania (the Lehigh Valley) at the convergence of the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers, is a prime destination for growing or establishing your business. As one of the fastest growing cities in the region, the opportunities that our community presents for you as a resident, an innovative developer, or an inspired entrepreneur are limitless. Whether it’s our thriving downtown, our rich history, or our engaging culture, our City is a muse unlike any other. 

In addition to the dynamic quality of place, Easton’s location is also unparalleled in the Commonwealth. With easy access to two major federal highways, Interstate 78 and Route 22, Lehigh Valley International Airport, a downtown intermodal facility, and miles of nationally recognized walking and biking trails, travelling within the city, and to and from the region, by any means you might choose, is streamlined. Furthermore, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston markets are within a day’s drive. The City offers an agile, motivated and dedicated local government that is ready to assist you in all aspects of starting, locating and growing your business in our community.


About the Department

The department has been established to increase prosperity within the city for all of our residents and to provide investors, business owners and entrepreneurs with support that will enhance their ability to succeed. Through astute management of our resources, technical and otherwise, and the leveraging of local, state and federal partnerships, we will promote investment that builds upon our community and economic assets and improves our quality of life and place.

Among many other services, our department, directly and through our strategic partners, can assist with the following :

Economic Development Resources:

  • Site selection for businesses / investors
  • Regulatory process compliance
  • Access to capital
  • Business technical support
  • Workforce development

Community Development Resources:

  • Home rehabilitation
  • Affordable housing development
  • Access to state and federal funding

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Shaquera Martindale RDA Deputy Director / Fiscal Officer (610) 250-6770
John Kingsley Director (610) 250-6719
Marek Tomanek Economic Development Coordinator (610) 250-6665