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Doing Business in Allentown

Opening a Business

Sometimes, opening a business in a new City can be overwhelming. Good news! In the City of Allentown, you have professional business ambassadors to walk you through every step of the process! Contact the business development department at 610-437-7610 to initiate your guided tour. A visual roadmapis available.

Mobile Food Vendors  

Calling all foodie entrepreneurs!  According to market research, mobile food vending represents a $1 billion industry in the United States, employing over 35,000 people. Thanks to the progressive development of downtown Allentown, we are a budding business hub for food truck vendors. We support healthy, entrepreneurial, reputable, licensed mobile food vendors within the City Limits. In order to become a viable food vendor in the City of Allentown, please contact Jean Brossman at 610-539-5964.

Restaurant Row

Calling all "seasoned restaurateurs!" Looking for a second location in a city on the rise? Restaurant Row is an opportunity for experienced restaurateurs to "dip their toe" into the growth of Allentown. Through a public-private partnership, we are converting five historical townhomes on South 9th Street into BYOB's. Funding and technical assistance is available. For more information see our  brochure.

Business Retention and Expansion

Yes, we call on business here. We want to help you and make sure you are happy as a business in Allentown. Through collaboration with many local, regional, state, and private partnerships, the City of Allentown is poised to help your business grow in Allentown. Contact the business development office at 610-437-7534 to discuss your business needs or arrange for a personal appointment.

Procurement and Purchasing

The City of Allentown is interested in working with vendors to support City services and operations. Download the vendor packet and vendor information form, or view advertisements for Invitations to Bid and Requests for Proposals here.