Economic Development Specialist Lewis Edwards Joins Lehigh Financial Group
Allentown, Pa. -- Veteran economic development professional Lewis Edwards has joined Lehigh Financial Group LLC as a Small Business Finance Specialist working to help growing businesses in Eastern Pennsylvania find resources for expansion and job creation, company owner Jeff Barber announced this week.
Lewis, of Northampton Borough, spent 13 years as an economic development specialist at Allentown Economic Development Corp., where he oversaw the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center manufacturing incubator.
brings more than 20 years of extensive background in finance, financial services, small business facilitation and expansion with particular expertise in the areas of auditing, consumer and business loan acquisitions, community lending and management of government and regulatory affairs.
brings a lot of good contacts and this gives him the flexibility to do a lot of good things for people," Barber said.
Edwards, who left AEDC in 2012, has been working as a consultant with Business Community & Financial Solutions in Whitehall.
Before joining AEDC in 1999, he worked in Operations for Bonney Forge in Allentown and Franklin Acceptance Corporation in Greenbelt, Md.
"My strength is in development; knocking on doors, bringing in deals and getting things done," Edwards