Greater Reading Ecomonic Partnership Blog

State of the Ports Address

World Trade Center Harrisburg Where: Reading Regional Airport | 2501 Bernville Rd – Reading   When: Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 8:00 am – 10:00 am The regional air and sea ports, along with logistics and transportation services, are an integral part of our global supply chain. Join the World Trade Center Harrisburg for the 3rd annual State of the  Continue Reading »

We Can Help Grow Your Community

Part of a Municipal Team?  We should work together! Local officials are important to determine and influence the economic growth in Berks County. Because of the support we receive from the Berks County Commissioners, we are able to engage with communities that want to be proactively involved in economic development.  If you would welcome commercial  Continue Reading »

New Cafe to open in Downtown Reading

Wild Sage Coffee and Kitchen is set to open at 731 Washington St. in the coming weeks – date coming soon!  Jessica Weixler-Landis purchased the building, in May 2016. Since then, she’s completed extensive renovations, including the removal of several walls and installing one big front window where there used to be two smaller windows  Continue Reading »

Winners crowned in Berks’ first manufacturing video contest for students

From crisp apple slices moving along conveyor belts to buckets of fiery and molten copper being poured into molds, images of modern-day manufacturing were captured by scores of eighth-graders who competed in Berks County’s first What’s so Cool About Manufacturing? contest. If manufacturing has an image problem, the young winners of the contest helped dispel  Continue Reading »

New economic partnership CEO’s priority: listening tour

Randy Peers, 46, president and CEO of the umbrella economic organization called the Greater Reading Chamber and Economic Development Corp., said that Reading – and its future business landscape – matters to the county. At the end of April, it was announced that the greater Reading economic development groups – the Greater Reading Chamber of  Continue Reading »

New Cuban restaurant planned in downtown Reading

Alejandro “Alex” Ramirez, owner of three Alebrije Mexican restaurants in Wyomissing and Muhlenberg and Exeter townships, is going ahead with plans to install Cuban restautant in the first floor of Albert R. Boscov Plaza. The restaurant will be located at 25 N. Second St., on the corner across from the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts  Continue Reading »

Here’s why vocational training is in high demand

Amy Scott | MARKETPLACE In the computerized machining lab at Berks Career and Technology Center, just outside Reading, Pa., Tim DeAcosta shows off a state-of-the-art computer numerical control, or CNC, machine. He sets a blank metal plate inside, types some codes into a control panel, and closes the double doors to watch as a tool  Continue Reading »


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