Greater Reading Ecomonic Partnership Blog

Leveraging Diversity for Success in Greater Reading

We are flashing back to an article originally written by Pamela Shupp and published in Expansion Solutions Magazine in 2011 Just an hour east of Philadelphia and three from New York and Washington, Greater Reading is blessed by geography with a strategic location and by nature with beautiful vistas and lush, fertile land.  Here in the heart of the northeast corridor, the  Continue Reading »

Why Greater Reading is the perfect fit for Bills Khakis

For over 20 years, Bills Khakis has made the best pair of khakis money can buy. They also continue to make Greater Reading their home—by design. More than just an affordable, strategic location in southeastern Pennsylvania, Greater Reading offers them resources that are tailor-made for success: a workforce with apparel manufacturing experience, a close-knit and supportive business community, and comfortable space  Continue Reading »

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 »

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