The Bethlehem Economic Development Corporation (BEDCO) was established in 1982 as a private, non-profit 501 (c)(3), for the purpose of facilitating economic development in the City of Bethlehem.
It is the mission of BEDCO to promote the economic development of the City of Bethlehem and promote and assist the growth and development of all business concerns, including small business concerns, in the said area, with an emphasis on promoting the development of manufacturing, industrial, research and development enterprises.
BEDCO works closely with the City of Bethlehem’s Department of Community & Economic Development to ensure a unified economic development strategy. BEDCO manages the Southside Bethlehem Keystone Innovation Zone, Pi: Partnership for Innovation, Southside Ambassadors, and the Southside Arts District. These programs are funded primarily through investments by community stakeholders and any organization that is interested in helping to support current or future initiatives are encouraged to contact BEDCO.