For the second time in two years, the Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA) participated in the Cost of Living Index through Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER). C2ER weighs the cost of living information relative to government survey data on expenditure patterns for the top fifth of … [Read more...] about Berks County more affordable than average, says C2ER
A collaboration between GoggleWorks Center for the Arts + Penn State Berks GoggleWorks Center for the Arts has long served as a downtown Reading mecca for creative exploration, hands-on learning, and access to the arts in countless forms. From hands-on classes in ceramics to drawing to painting to … [Read more...] about St(ART)-Up Support
And the Top Employer is... The most recent yearly survey of the top employers of Greater Reading showed East Penn Manufacturing retaining the top spot. Tower Health is close and closing in on the top spot. Tower Health simply cannot find people fast enough to keep up with the growing health care … [Read more...] about Where Are All of the Jobs?
Success Stories In addition to growing crops and livestock, the Burkholder family of Richmond Township have become masters of growing through PIDA loan financing. Michael and Melissa Burkholder were approved by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) for a $400,000 loan at … [Read more...] about Keeping PIDA In The Family
In the case of a Berks County family, it was the financing! Low interest financing that is. The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA), recently helped procure a $400,000 state loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) to build a house to raise newborn chicks into … [Read more...] about What Came First: The Chicken or the Financing?