Greater Reading Ecomonic Partnership Blog

Driving Economic Development in Berks County

Over five (5) years ago, eight (8) individuals representing the top level Economic Development organizations in Berks County started meeting on a regular basis.  Initially, we worked with a professional Economic Development Facilitator who helped this group identify critical areas that we could focus upon that would have a significant impact on Economic Development over  Continue Reading »

FAQ about GREP

What does Greater Reading Economic Partnership (GREP) do? GREP works on business attraction and marketing on behalf of Greater Reading (Berks County) to attract new businesses to the area.  At the same time we also work with existing local companies to make sure they have access to the resources to stay and grow here. How  Continue Reading »

Metals Your Way Found an Easier Way in Greater Reading

As a metals distributor, materials project manager and custom fabricator, Metals Your Way makes life easier for customers by meeting their exact specifications. Greater Reading does the same for Metals Your Way. More than an affordable, strategic location in southeastern Pennsylvania, Greater Reading offers access to skilled workers,visionary industry leaders, and a business network with  Continue Reading »

A Day in the Life: Deb Heffner

To be successful as an economic developer you have to be passionate about the community you are representing.  You have to believe in the community, understand its value, provide excellent customer service, and be willing to work hard. What is your role at GREP? My role is to ensure our existing companies are able to  Continue Reading »

TAB Industries, Home in Greater Reading

TAB Industries expanded in Greater Reading to accommodate their growth, but their decision was based on more than strategic location.  As a family based business, they felt the Greater Reading community not only supported growth of business, but it allowed them to extend their family environment to the community.  The team at TAB Industries feels like  Continue Reading »

My Life in Greater Reading

In 2004 I moved away from my parents home located in the Centre Park Historic District in the City of Reading to attend college nearly 300 miles away.  As my academic career progressed I decided to pursue a post-graduate degree.   After six years away I honestly never intended to move home when I graduated.  Continue Reading »

Trending in Greater Reading

No, we do not have a crystal ball in the Greater Reading Economic Partnership offices, but based on 2013 and the beginning of 2014 we can predict the direction of economic development trends in Greater Reading, PA.  Check out what GREP’s Vice President, Pamela Shupp, AICP, CEcD thinks below. Municipalities will continue to get more  Continue Reading »

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