Greater Reading Ecomonic Partnership Blog

New and Expanding Companies Impact Greater Reading

Cambridge-Lee Industries expanded their Greater Reading operation in 2012.  The expansion added a fourth plant. The company employs over 420 people-approximately 350 of those jobs are based in Greater Reading. The expansion created an additional 250 jobs. At Greater Reading Economic Partnership we often share job numbers, but what do those job numbers mean?  What  Continue Reading »

Growth of Businesses in Berks County

Berks County has become the home to several new businesses as the U.S. economy continues to recover. Why?  It is simple, lower costs, trained workforce and access to markets. Companies who now call Berks County home include outside firms wanting an east coast presence as well as Berks-based companies looking to expand. As the primary  Continue Reading »

An Entrepreneur’s Success in Greater Reading

It’s the journey taken that most inspires budding entrepreneurs when they meet or read about Abodo Business Solutions president and CEO, James Nwaba. He found his purpose from his father while growing up in Nigeria, a country where people often face skin problems due to harsh weather conditions (excessive heat and dry winds in particular).  Continue Reading »

The State of Economic Development in Greater Reading

Greater Reading Economic Partnership’s President and CEO Jon Scott provides an update on the organization’s activity in addition to economic development trends in Greater Reading, PA. To learn more about GREP and economic development in Greater Reading, feel free to contact us.

Reading: Top 10 Exciting Places in PA

Movoto Real Estate Blog ranked the 10 Most Exciting Places in Pennsylvania–to our delight Reading, PA came in at number eight on the list. What Movoto had to say about Reading Rather than really nailing it one or two categories like some of our top 10, Reading ranked moderately well across the board, bumping it  Continue Reading »

Cambridge-Lee Industries went to Market Faster in Greater Reading

When copper tube manufacturer Cambridge-Lee Industries decided to expand operations, they chose to build a new plant in Greater Reading.  Greater Reading gave them access to a skilled workforce, a choice of excellent properties, and a well-connected business community that streamlined the approval process—so they could break ground months ahead of schedule. “All the stakeholders  Continue Reading »

Welcome New Investors

Economic development is the lifeblood of every community. It creates jobs, builds neighborhoods, supports businesses, and provides a higher quality of life. Greater Reading Economic Partnership (GREP) drives economic development in our community. At Greater Reading Economic Partnership, it is the passion and support of our investors that allow us to achieve our mission – to  Continue Reading »

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