Greater Reading Ecomonic Partnership Blog

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 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 »

Economic Development Trends for 2015

As we move through the height of the holiday season and into the New Year, it’s important that we take a step back and understand the top economic development trends that will carry us into 2015. For policymakers, these trends can provide an indication of potential opportunities and the “hot button” economic issues. For the  Continue Reading »

The Economic State of Greater Reading (Part 3)

This is part three of our blog series covering the economic climate in Greater Reading, PA. The information here is derived from the 2014 Reading Economic Report, compiled by the Local Economy Center at Franklin & Marshall College and Click here to read part 1. Click here to read part 2. Greater Reading Business  Continue Reading »

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