Greater Reading Ecomonic Partnership Blog

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 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 »

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