About the area:
Since World War II and particularly since the 1960s, Allentownhas undergone transition. Faced with the decline of manufacturing and the rise of the service economy, the city is once again dealing with change. City officials are currently trying to attract business to the downtown district, primarily as a way to find new uses for existing structures. The City's infrastructure offers state-the-art technology, including a fiber optic loop and uninterrupted electrical service, which plays a role in attracting businesses to the downtown district.