Dewey says that the attractive factors include jobs, cost of living, and:
"The phenomenon that gave America Chinatown and Little Italy also explains why so many Hispanics choose the Lehigh Valley. 'If you're a new immigrant and you're coming to a new country, where are you going to go?' says Allentown Mayor Ed Pawloski. "You're going to go where you know somebody. My parents and grandparents did." While the Lehigh Valley's first generation of Hispanics came for work, many later immigrants came solely because they knew friends or family in the area."