Employment in the Valley at 397,000, a record high

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, payroll employment in the Lehigh Valley reached a record high of a seasonally adjusted 397,000 in March, the highest ever. The unemployment rate has dropped to 3.6%, and in its 20th month, below 4% for the Valley, the range that is considered as full employment.
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Welcome to Kamran Afshar Associates!

Market research, customer satisfaction surveys, and economic analysis since 1988.

Who are we?

Kamran Afshar Associates, Inc. (KAA) is a consulting firm specializing in market research, customer satisfaction surveys, and economic analysis. KAA has been providing clients with professional analytical services since 1988, Indeed we pride ourselves on supplying our clients with detailed information and insightful analysis they need to guide strategic planning and key corporate decision-making. All KAA research projects are designed and conducted within a rigorous scientific framework and an overriding requirement to have direct business application. This provides the client with results that are reliable, and can be put into action with full confidence. Read More →

Why KAA?

  • KAA has been providing professional analytical services to corporations and organizations since 1988
  • KAA specializes in market research, customer satisfaction surveys, economic analysis and designing predictive models with the use of AI
  • KAA provides insightful analysis that guides our clients’ strategic planning and decision making. Our applied insight turns potential and existing customers into raving fans
  • The key differentiator of KAA’s operation from its competitors is a rigorous scientific framework that our Ph.D.’s employ on all research projects
  • KAA caters to the following client sets: Financial Institutions / Services, Retailers / E-tailers, Restaurants, Manufacturers and Large Distributors, Real Estate Developers, Hospitals, Municipalities, and the Transportation Industry.


KAA research initiatives are designed and conducted by PhD’s in accordance with technical and analytical requirements. We provide results with scientific accuracy and statistical significance.

  • Competitive analysis / Customer Satisfaction Surveys
  • Market Development
  • Product Development
  • Advertising Effectiveness (Brand, Image, and Awareness)
  • Custom Specialized Services

Research Vehicles

  • Multi-Media
  • Smart Devices
  • Internet / Websites / Email
  • Mail
  • Telephone


KAA services a variety of multi-national, national and regional corporations. Including but not limited to:

  • All State Legal
  • Allegiance Bank
  • Allentown Osteopathic M.C.
  • Alpha Shirt Company
  • Bell and Howell
  • Borough of Fountain Hill
  • Cellular One
  • Chadwick Telephone
  • City of Allentown
  • CompTel
  • County of Lehigh
  • County of Northampton East Penn Bank
  • First Fidelity
  • Gertrude Hawk Chocolate
  • KNBT
  • Lafayette Ambassador Bank
  • Lehigh Cement
  • Lehigh University
  • Lehigh Valley Bank
  • Lucent Technologies
  • LVI Airport
  • Mack Trucks, Inc. Mantas, Inc.
  • Mauch Chunk Trust Co.
  • Musikfest
  • National Penn Bank
  • Nazareth National Bank
  • Paragon Technologies
  • St. Luke’s Hospital
  • The Morning Call
  • Trans-Bridge
  • UGI
  • WFMZ-TV69
  • WLVT-TV39


Kamran Afshar, Ph.D.
Kamran Afshar Data Analytics Center (KADAC)
at KAA, Inc.
email: ka@kaa-inc.com
web: kadac.net
Phone: (610) 691-3272
    Cell: (610) 216-3495