Category Archives: Greater Reading Economic Partnership

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Why Greater Reading, PA? Top 8 Reasons

#1 Home of Innovators Greater Reading is home to a number of innovative companies such as Isolator Fitness, Frevon (creator of the Ball Cannon) and TAB Industries. This is in addition to long established businesses and some of our largest employers – Sweet Street Desserts and East Penn Manufacturing – both companies were founded in  Continue Reading »

Deb Heffner becomes Certified Economic Developer

Deb Heffner, Economic Development Coordinator, Greater Reading Economic Partnership (GREP), recently earned the highly prestigious designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth. The CEcD exam was administered by the International Economic Development Council  Continue Reading »

Investor Spotlight: Gage Personnel Employment Services

About the company Established in 1985, Gage Personnel is a Certified National Women’s Business Enterprise. With multiple office locations, Gage Personnel has successfully placed thousands of employees in a number of positions throughout Eastern Pennsylvania: Customer Service, Call Centers, Sales, Executive, Supervisory, Management, Machine Operators, Engineers, Packers, Assemblers and more. Gage Personnel has a team  Continue Reading »

To the company ready to grow – but looking for help

How We Can Help: Business Expansion & Growth Initiative Deb Heffner, EDP, Economic Development Coordinator, sat down with Jill Horner, Comcast Newsmakers, to discuss GREP’s efforts to grow and retain local businesses in Greater Reading while attracting foreign businesses. This year our team has already met with over 20 local businesses to talk about new  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 »

2015 Organization Results

GREP Results The Greater Reading Economic Partnership (GREP) is a mission driven organization – we are tasked with leading regional efforts to attract, retain, and grow business and to market Berks County as a competitive and attractive location for business. Marketing a location requires creativity and innovation. The strategic work we do on a daily basis  Continue Reading »

GREP 2016 Annual Meeting

Greater Reading Economic Partnership (GREP) held it’s 2016 Annual Meeting at the DoubleTree Hotel on January 27, 2016. Jon Scott, President and CEO, and Pamela Shupp, Vice President, reported on 2015 activity in addition to the election and re-election of Board Members to the Board of Directors. The newly elected Board Chair, John Gallen, discussed  Continue Reading »


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