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?
GREATER READING OPPORTUNITY ZONES In December 2017, the United States Congress added a new economic development tool called Opportunity Zones to the tax code through the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017. Opportunity Zones provide federal tax benefits to investors who make equity investments from … [Read more...] about Do Not Miss Your Opportunity
The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) announced a limited-time drop in the interest rates for economic development loans to businesses. The PIDA program offers low-interest loans to eligible businesses that commit to creating and retaining full-time jobs. Right now, PIDA’s … [Read more...] about Don’t delay: PIDA’s low rates are even lower