Background On Tuesday, March 6th, 2018, students answered the question, "What's so cool about manufacturing?" Created by the Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) in Allentown, PA in 2013, the "What’s So Cool About Manufacturing" contests draw entries from nearly 200 teams across … [Read more...] about What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?
Why Talent? Why Now? Greater Reading is looking to be home to the best and the brightest skilled talent to meet the needs of our growing companies and to attract new companies. As a result, we recently hosted nationally known Janet Ady of Ady Advantage who shared with us a framework for … [Read more...] about Talent Attraction
Background In 2013, the Greater Reading Economic Partnership took a renewed focus on the local businesses who are already in Berks County. Deb Heffner took on the role of director of business outreach and under her guidance the program has blossomed. In the past few years, the … [Read more...] about Local Business Outreach Roundup: 2014-2017
This originally appeared in the Reading Eagle's Business Weekly Issue from 1/2/18. By Lisa Scheid: A native of Lobachsville, Deb Heffner's journey from a small-business owner to an economic development professional was a long one. A sort of perfect storm of experience and ambition led her to a top … [Read more...] about The Conversation: Deb Heffner
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 … [Read more...] about Berks Park 183