Greater Reading Ecomonic Partnership Blog

Construction Companies Relocate to Berks

We are pleased to announce the relocation of two construction companies to Berks County. In the interest of accommodating continued growth, Kaiser Construction and Martin Construction, have relocated to Muhlenberg Township, Pennsylvania at 4700 N. 5th Street Highway. Of the companies’ recent move, Kaiser Construction and Martin Construction owner, David Leinbach, said, “I wanted to be in  Continue Reading »

Celebrating Success in Greater Reading, PA

Our community has had a lot of great success over the last 12+ years. Collectively we have made great progress over the last year, but we understand our work is not done. When we join forces in a business community and work together. When we welcome others and share our expertise and collaborate. When we support  Continue Reading »

Why a Mexican Eagle Landed in Greater Reading

Site Selection Magazine features Cambridge-Lee Industries, LLC. located in Greater Reading, PA. Location advantages at Site B must be pretty significant if they outweigh $5 million worth of already-purchased land and improvements at Site A. In this case, Site B is on Tube Drive in Reading, Pa., where Cambridge-Lee Industries (CLI) LLC makes copper tubing for the plumbing and construction industries. In late 2013,  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 »

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 »

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