Greater Reading Ecomonic Partnership Blog

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 »

Workforce Development Campaign Launch Event

Join us at the launch of the Careers in 2 Years 2.0 campaign on April 16, 2015 at 3 PM at the Reading Area Community College. We are pleased to host Acting Secretary of Labor and Industry Kathy Manderino who will be in attendance and plans to make some comments. Careers in 2 Years 2.0 targets  Continue Reading »

Top 5 Trends in Site Selection

In February, Greater Reading Economic Partnership’s (GREP) Deb Heffner, EDP, attended the 2015 Site Selectors Guild (SSG). According to SSG, these are the five trends in site selection: Market access is the leading location decision factor. Greater Reading, PA is positioned well as we have access to over 100 million people within an overnight drive, representing a  Continue Reading »

Top 2014 Economic Development Highlights in Greater Reading

It was an exciting year of growth and development in the Greater Reading Area! We comprised a list of the top 2014 economic development highlights: JEAP Award – The Joint Express Approval Program Award was given to Berks County Commissioner, Christian Leinbach, and CEO of Cambridge-Lee Industries, Andrea Funk, for their joint efforts in saving  Continue Reading »

Meet Our Spring 2015 Intern

Hi, my name is Megan Christel. I am a graduating senior in May 2015 from Penn State Berks. I will be receiving my bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts & Sciences, as well as two minors: Psychology, and Civic & Community Engagement. I grew up in Shillington, Pennsylvania where I attended Governor Mifflin School District. After  Continue Reading »

The Top Movers and Shakers in Greater Reading

Now that 2015 is officially in full swing, it’s time to move forward into new opportunities and work to capitalize on the latest economic development trends. This week, we’ve crunched the numbers on the businesses and organizations in Greater Reading, PA that are poised to have the greatest economic impact. Whether through recent expansions or  Continue Reading »

The Importance of Economic Development Organizations

In order to ensure the current and future success of businesses in a particular area, many state and regional governments enlist the help of economic development organizations (or “agencies”). In most cases, these organizations work with businesses and/or local government to act in the interest of local businesses, seek new economic opportunities, and develop new  Continue Reading »

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