Greater Reading Ecomonic Partnership Blog

Development in Reading sparks optimism

Brad Rehn | Reading Eagle In recent months, some major construction projects have started while others have been announced and yet more are being discussed. The projects include the transformation of the former Abraham Lincoln hotel to apartments, renovations to a four-story commercial property at 503 Penn St., a major expansion at Alvernia University and  Continue Reading »

Development at full tilt in Tilden

Karen L. Chandler | Reading Eagle Multiple businesses are on their way to establishing new locations in Tilden Township, Berks County.  Developers for five companies are moving dirt to start construction in the area around Cabela’s and the Tilden Ridge shopping center along Route 61. Excavation is underway for a Starbucks coffee shop and St.  Continue Reading »

Mail Shark Thrives in Greater Reading

Founded in 2008 by Brian Johnson in Greater Reading, PA, Mail Shark started as a marketing company that developed direct mail programs for the pizza industry. Throughout the company’s rapid growth over the last 9 years, financing resources available in Greater Reading have been critical to acquiring space, expanding that space and investing in equipment to  Continue Reading »

Folino Estate planning for bigger, better at Berks County site

Folino Estate Vineyard & Winery already possesses one of the more eye-opening structures in the region, an Italian-style villa at the back of a large lot that fronts Route 78 west of Allentown in eastern Pennsylvania. That 17,000-square-foot building houses a large restaurant, a banquet room, the winery and production area, and a combination market and  Continue Reading »

Site selection in Greater Reading, PA

Jeff McGaw | Reading Eagle Firms need access to utilities and transportation resources, fair tax rates and incentives, property they can expand on if needed and a large potential pool of educated, qualified workers. The Greater Reading Economic Partnership plays a vital role in a recently formed economic partnership with the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce  Continue Reading »

2016 GREP Annual Report

Greater Reading Economic Partnership is pleased to present the 2016 Annual Report. 2016 was a great year for both the Greater Reading Economic Partnership and the Greater Reading, PA community. See why in the report below or download here.  

Berks unemployment rate dips to 4.4 percent

Berks County’s unemployment rate continued its gradual decline, falling to 4.4 percent in February, the state Department of Labor & Industry said Tuesday. It’s a one-tenth of a percentage point drop from January and is the fourth consecutive month the rate has fallen. It was at 5 percent in November after spending three consecutive months  Continue Reading »


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