Category Archives: Industry & Workforce

This page provides an archive of blog posts related to industry and workforce topics.

Berks refiner is Pa.’s shining example of safety

Keeping workers safe helps a company make more money, say the safety chief and union boss for Global Advanced Metals, a rare-metals plant near Boyertown. Share Facebook Twitter Linkedin Google+ Pinterest email

The Millennials Are Coming

What Does this Mean for Economic Development? Aaron Gantz, MPA | Marketing Manager Has anyone else heard the word “Millennials” recently? This word lumps a large group of people born between the early 1980’s and the early 2000’s into a group people are paying A LOT of attention to as of late. Why should we  Continue Reading »

Why we should be ready for disruptions (and you should too!)

Aaron Gantz, Marketing Manager One thing was clear at the Foreign Direct Investment conference in San Diego – the way we do business is changing. If communities and companies don’t adapt they are going to be left behind. Some of the changes are forced, some are a choice. So, what is predicted to be coming  Continue Reading »

Berks County not suffering a ‘brain drain’

Rest easy, Berks employers. The county’s youth are not moving away, says the Berks County Community Foundation. To determine whether young, educated Berks residents are leaving the community in great numbers, the nonprofit foundation took a closer look. Using publicly available data from a variety of sources, and with the help of the O’Pake Institute  Continue Reading »

Manufacturing Rebound Benefits Greater Reading

The rebound in U.S. manufacturing is being experienced firsthand in our region, a long-time and resilient home for manufacturing and industry. As the primary marketer for Greater Reading, Pennsylvania, we’ve seen inquiries from companies and site selection groups growing steadily over the past four years. They reached new highs in 2015 and reflect economic trends:  Continue Reading »

Agribusiness in Berks

Agribusiness in Berks County Berks County is one of the top five counties in Pennsylvania for agriculture production value. Our area boasts over $360 million in total income generated from agribusiness. Combine that with over 12,000 food manufacturing and processing companies based in the Greater Reading area, and it’s no wonder that so many agriculture  Continue Reading »

Greater Reading Economic Partnership Held First Berks Manufacturing Day

In 2012 the Greater Reading Economic Partnership (GREP) launched a marketing campaign, Careers in 2 Years (CI2Y). This campaign is designed to target middle and high school aged students and their parents to consider career and technology school as a viable option for their future. This year, GREP launched Careers in 2 Years 2.0 targeting  Continue Reading »


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