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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 RedesignReading.org. Click here to read part 1. Click here to read part 2. Greater Reading Business  Continue Reading »

The Economic State of Greater Reading (Part 2)

This is part two 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 RedesignReading.org. Didn’t get a chance to read part 1? Click here! Demographics in Greater Reading In  Continue Reading »

The Economic State of Greater Reading (Part 1)

The Local Economy Center at Franklin & Marshall College and RedesignReading.org recently released their 2014 Reading Economic Report. Using series of data and various charts, the report offers an in-depth look into the economic state of Greater Reading, including key demographics information, trends in specific industries, and the most prominent challenges and opportunities in our  Continue Reading »

The Top Resources for Startups

In today’s globally accessible market, developing a startup takes much more than a great idea. To be truly successful, it’s important to take advantage of the wealth of resources available to you. Various organizations, publications, and influential people are certainly out there to point you in the right direction. This week, we’ve broken down the  Continue Reading »

Why Companies use Foreign-Trade Zones

Did you know Greater Reading, Pennsylvania is part of Foreign Trade Zone 147 (FTZ)?  As of 2013 FTZ 147 was approved for an Alternative Site Framework (ASF).  The ASF means the FTZ is no longer confined to specific buildings or parcels of land–the FTZ can now be overlayed on large service areas that includes all of Berks,  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 »

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