Greater Reading Ecomonic Partnership Blog

Governor Wolf Approves $246,000 to support Community Revitalization Project

Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of more than $1.4 million in funding through the Keystone Communities program to support nine community revitalization projects across the commonwealth. Berks County’s Borough of West Reading was approved to receive $246,512 to undertake a streetscape project within a two block area in West Reading’s designated Keystone Elm Street area  Continue Reading »

Construction materials supplier expands in Greater Reading, PA

New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., a leading vertically integrated construction materials supplier and heavy/highway construction contractor, expands its operations by acquiring the core assets of Berks Products Corporation and EJB Paving & Materials Co. in Greater Reading, Pennsylvania. The total purchase price of the two acquisitions was approximately $46.3 million, net of a working  Continue Reading »

ReDesign Reading: Year in Review

Our economic development partners, Redesign Reading, accomplished a lot in 2016 – check out their successes in the City of Reading. Click the image below to view the full report>>

Manufacturing is alive and well in Reading, PA

Amy Scott | MARKETPLACE In a lab at Reading Area Community College, 18-year-old Benjamin Eckenrode stands in front of a blue wall rigged with pistons, pumps and gauges. It’s a pneumatic troubleshooting system, designed to teach students how to identify and solve problems with manufacturing equipment. “This piston is supposed to go down and actually  Continue Reading »

Berks entrepreneurs incubator celebrates five years

Jump Start Incubator for entrepreneurs celebrates five years and successes Jump Start Incubator celebrated its five-year anniversary with supporters as well as some past and present clients of the initiative focused on working to help Berks entrepreneurs’ businesses thrive. In 2012, Berks County Community Foundation worked with the Kutztown University Small Business Development Center to create  Continue Reading »

New CEO meets community

Andy Andrews | Reading Eagle New Greater Reading Chamber and Economic Development Corp. President and CEO Randy Peers, has one immediate goal since stepping into his role with the new umbrella business organization in Berks County: travel the corners of the county to engage and collaborate with “every stakeholder” in the future of Berks. Peers  Continue Reading »

State announces loan investments

Berks County companies approved for over $2.2 million in state loan investments Governor Tom Wolf announced that new state loan investments through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program will help spur statewide development and will create and retain 143 jobs. “The PIDA loans awarded today support projects throughout the state that will foster business  Continue Reading »

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