Greater Reading is driven by a community of creative entrepreneurs. Our region is driven by the power and potential of great ideas and inspired, passionate business owners.

Greater Reading provides many unique resources to motivated entrepreneurs, like the Berks LaunchBox, a unique collaboration between Penn State Berks and Penn State Health St. Joseph, which is an innovation hub where students, entrepreneurs, and local professionals can connect and meet to spur collaboration. From 3-D printing to human movement to social entrepreneurship, the LaunchBox provides a supportive hub for those embodying entrepreneurial spirit.

The Jump Start Incubator provides competitively-priced office space for startup businesses and guidance with action plans, business planning, and more. Once your business gets going, talk to the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, local reps from the Small Business Administration, or our local chapter of SCORE to keep growing and changing the world.

Across the county and especially in the city of Reading’s downtown, you’ll see the seeds planted by entrepreneurs. From the businesses just opening their doors in anticipation, to the entrepreneurs that have grown to global notoriety for worldwide desserts, like Sweet Street Desserts.


Want to make Greater Reading your home? Or maybe you’re an employer looking for the tools you need to attract the talent you want? Follow us to the resources you’ll want to see and use.