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For Lehigh entrepreneurs,
high praise from a high official

Lehigh’s commitment to student entrepreneurship and economic development was praised by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett during a md-October visit to the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania, a regional business incubator located at Lehigh’s Mountaintop Campus. Lehigh undergraduates, alumni and the owners of businesses housed at Ben Franklin’s new TechVentures® facility presented their work to Corbett during his visit. Since 1983, the incubator has created more than 15,000 jobs in the northeastern region of the state. The governor said he was impressed with the university’s student entrepreneurs. Lehigh was recently ranked among the nation’s top 25 undergraduate colleges for entrepreneurship, thanks in part to the success of the university’s Dexter F. Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation. “In talking to the students, you can see how fast these young people are changing what we do,” said Corbett.


Governor Tom Corbett pays visit to Ben Franklin Technology Partners.