Greater Reading Ecomonic Partnership Blog

Berks Park 183

Background Information  Berks Park 183 is an area of land next to the Reading Regional Airport being developed by the the Berks County Industrial Development Authority (BCIDA).  This site will feature a host of buildings ranging from 20,000 to over 234,000 sq ft.  The different proposed sizes are as follows: 20,000 sq ft, 40,200 sq  Continue Reading »

MRP Industrial Breaks Ground on 1.9 Million SF Industrial Park

On December 5, 2017 MRP Industrial, in a joint venture with Hillwood, broke ground on the 165-acre Hamburg Logistics Park directly off of Route 61 and I-78 at the former Perry Golf Course. The new industrial park will include three buildings totaling 1,900,000 square-feet of industrial space. The Greater Reading Economic Partnership (GREP), a division  Continue Reading »

Stitch Fix Buys into Berks

WRITTEN BY JEFF MCGAW   An up-and-coming San Francisco-based apparel company that uses fashion consultants, data analysts and complicated mathematical algorithms to dress its clients, and that had sales of nearly $1 billion last year doing so, now has a foothold in Berks County. Stitch Fix Inc., which has registered 2.2 million active customers in its  Continue Reading »

New IAMC Board of Directors Member

Our very own Deb Heffner was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Industrial Assets Management Council, or IAMC for short.

Highlights of Greater Reading: The Orchard Roundup

Fall in Pennsylvania is a magical time. The leaves transform into a starburst of the deepest reds and the brightest golds. The air is crisp and the smell of smoke from fire pits is enchanting. But all Berks Countians know Fall is never complete without a trip to the local orchard.  We happen to have  Continue Reading »

Manufacturing Day Highlight: SOLO Labs

By JENNIFER HETRICK SOLO Laboratories Inc. in Kutztown is not only about healthy and corrective options for feet, it also has a parallel approach with the environment. The custom orthotics manufacturer opened in 1983, with SOLO an acronym for “Serve Others, Love Others.” In recent years, this has translated not only to people’s well-being while  Continue Reading »

Greater Berks Development Fund receives state investment funds

The Greater Berks Development Fund, an affiliate of the Greater Reading Chamber & Economic Development Corp., was recently awarded a $250,000 Pennsylvania Community Development Bank investment for minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, disabled-owned and LGBT-owned businesses to grow. The loans come from the Diverse Business Financing Initiative, which was recently approved by the state Department of Community  Continue Reading »


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