Launched in July 2012 Envision Lehigh Valley sought input from the residents of the Lehigh Valley. The program was funded through a Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant from US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) was the fiscal agent for this grant program.For the public outreach work LVEDC enlisted Community Action Development Corporation of the Lehigh Valley, West Ward Neighborhood Partnership, Community Action Development Corporation of Allentown, Community Action Development Corporation of Bethlehem, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and Renew Lehigh Valley. Through these partners and the other consortium members an extensive outreach schedule was developed.
Under the Envision Lehigh Valley program various partners developed ten specific plans were developed. All of the various plans were summarized into one report by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission called One Lehigh Valley
which was released on October 23, 2014.