Category Archives: Supportive Business Networks

GREP Reaccredited by International Economic Development Council

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has recognized Greater Reading Economic Partnership as one of 45 economic development organizations to earn the designation of an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO). Originally accredited on September 22, 2008, the organization was reaccredited by IEDC following seven successful years of activity as an AEDO member. “Greater Reading Economic  Continue Reading »

Celebrating Success in Greater Reading, PA

Our community has had a lot of great success over the last 12+ years. Collectively we have made great progress over the last year, but we understand our work is not done. When we join forces in a business community and work together. When we welcome others and share our expertise and collaborate. When we support  Continue Reading »

Signs of Progress in Downtown Reading

Once called the second poorest city in the state, Reading this year took major steps toward an economic rebound – so much so that the movement rates as one of  the top business stories of the year in the Greater Lehigh Valley. The city’s downtown is leading the surge – despite a devastating October fire  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 »

Leveraging Diversity for Success in Greater Reading

We are flashing back to an article originally written by Pamela Shupp and published in Expansion Solutions Magazine in 2011 Just an hour east of Philadelphia and three from New York and Washington, Greater Reading is blessed by geography with a strategic location and by nature with beautiful vistas and lush, fertile land.  Here in the heart of the northeast corridor, the  Continue Reading »

Growth of Businesses in Berks County

Berks County has become the home to several new businesses as the U.S. economy continues to recover. Why?  It is simple, lower costs, trained workforce and access to markets. Companies who now call Berks County home include outside firms wanting an east coast presence as well as Berks-based companies looking to expand. As the primary  Continue Reading »

An Entrepreneur’s Success in Greater Reading

It’s the journey taken that most inspires budding entrepreneurs when they meet or read about Abodo Business Solutions president and CEO, James Nwaba. He found his purpose from his father while growing up in Nigeria, a country where people often face skin problems due to harsh weather conditions (excessive heat and dry winds in particular).  Continue Reading »


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