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News & Notes from Berks County, PA
Could this be your next HQ location?
This gorgeous campus located in Greater Reading, PA is ready to be called home for your corporate headquarters, office or medical device manufacturing operation. The property features 167k SF situated on 147 acres. Learn more here>>
- 73,000 SF Manufacturing space
- 57,000 SF Office space
- 30,000 SF Lab | R&D space
Gov. Wolf visits Berks County
We were pleased to welcome Governor Tom Wolf on Friday, September 16. To announce a $2.5M RACP grant for a new 155 acre industrial park, Berks Park 183.

Tom McKeon of the Berks County Industrial Development Authority gave a shout out to GREP for their support in bringing the project to the forefront of priorities with Senator Schwank & Representative Jozwiak.  Read more>>
503 Penn St. redevelopment - catalyst for 500 block
Have you heard about the redevelopment project underway at 503 Penn St. in Downtown Reading? The redevelopment is being lead by John P. Weidenhammer of Weidenhammer Systems.This project is an important step in revitalizing the core of the 500 block of Penn St. 

The Economic Partnership cannot wait to see the end result! (BONUS: video sneak peek of the interior!) Read more>>
Top 10 reasons to work with an EDO
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A:  We make your life easier (+10 legitimate reasons)!
Why invest in economic development?
Economic development is the lifeblood of every community. Without it, businesses wouldn't thrive and neighborhoods couldn't form. GREP drives economic development. An investment in GREP is an investment in your community.

We invite you to invest in results and invest in Greater Reading Economic Partnership. Let's work together to grow our community and create opportunities for everyone to be something greater.

Learn more here about becoming a GREP Investor or contact Pamela Shupp, President and CEO to discuss what makes sense for you and your business. 

We also welcome individual contributions (tax dedcutible!) by becoming a Friend of GREP.
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Events you should attend!
The summit features specific workshops geared to the latest HR issues, as well as top-level keynote speakers in partnership with SHRM. Register Here

NOVEMBER 10:  Berks Family Business Alliance (FBA) Fall Forum - 
Driving Innovation from Generation to Generation
Peter Latta shares why a strong succession plan protects the family and keeps the company focused on what's really important - continued long term growth. Join us on November 10th as he shares the A. Duie Pyle, Inc. story.  Register Here

NOVEMBER 10: Schmidt Training & Technology Center Open House 4-6:30 PM
Manufacturing Day and open house to learn about great careers in high-tech manufacturing:  a dvanced, applied technology, m echatronics , m anufacturing degrees , e ngineering , n on-credit certifications. Questions Here

NOVEMBER 14: Export Finance Programs & Tools
Get the answers to your specific export finance questions. Register Here
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