Locate & Grow

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people in the City of Reading - 4th most populous city in PA
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Manufacturing GDP in Berks
people are employed in the healthcare and manufacturing industries

Our strategic, centralized location is just the beginning. With Greater Reading’s rich history, captivating natural beauty, cultural vitality and low cost of living, it’s easy to see why people have always been attracted to our unique community. It is our thriving business network, ambitious, skilled workforce and strong sense of community that set us apart.

Greater Reading, Pennsylvania (Berks County) is proud to offer business owners from all backgrounds and experience levels the opportunities and support to thrive. The region is the entrepreneurial heartland of southeastern Pennsylvania. With industry-leading transportation companies, a diverse and highly educated workforce, customized business solutions, and internationally recognized gourmet options, Greater Reading offers everything growing businesses and people need for local development and expansion.

Why Greater Reading, PA?

In Greater Reading, we take pride in our community of cultural and social inclusiveness. Since you’re ambitious, smart, and dedicated to growing with your talents, Greater Reading is ready to welcome you. 

Whether you’re an intern, entry-level, seasoned professional or entrepreneur extraordinaire, the opportunities in Greater Reading offer the support you need. With competitive wages, a welcoming culture and unmatched development potential, there’s no better place to locate and grow.

Site Selection

We can connect the dots for you to help your business develop and grow. The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance is dedicated to helping you with all your needs toward expanding or relocating your business to the Greater Reading, PA region. With essential workforce development programs, available properties, financing opportunities, and regional demographics data, we are prepared to connect your business to a wealth of information and profitable local opportunities.

Workforce + Demographics

The skill sets of our workforce are complemented by an exceptional work ethic instilled in our community for many generations. Paired with our distinguished continuing-education and technical training resources at our local colleges and universities, employers have access to nearly 5,000 graduates and 29,000 within 40 miles.

Business Community

In addition to our affordable, strategic location, Greater Reading is home to a proactive business community that encourages innovation, creativity and inclusion. Businesses here are successful in large part, due to diversity – diversity of industries, people and amenities. This diversity provides stability to the local economy also while offering a community of cultural and social inclusiveness. What makes Berks County unique is our ability to serve and support many industries alike. With a recent surge in higher learning and strengths in construction, manufacturing, health care, agriculture and services – Greater Reading is growing!


Few locations on the East Coast offer more business and living advantages or a more central location than Greater Reading. Philadelphia is just 50 miles away. New York and Washington, D.C. are just over 100 miles. Boston, Richmond and Toronto are all within overnight driving distance. We have an ideal and cost-effective location – everything is within your reach.