Building a vibrant community is a collaborative effort, and we partner with many local city and county government offices, Pennsylvania state agencies, area non-profits, and community groups. Our focus is to seek out and support economic development activities as well as to help businesses get the capital they need to invest and expand in the city.

We can assist with obtaining low-interest, fixed-rate loans, loan guarantees, tax incentives, and creative financing packages to bridge the gaps and increase access to capital for small and mid-size businesses. We offer customized real estate development services to act as a catalyst for new investments in areas where such economic activity otherwise would not occur - always remember to check the county tax records of any real estate purchase. And we also have the ability to make customized training grants available to entrepreneurs who create jobs within the city.

Whether you are a resident, business owner or developer, we're working for you and the collective community.
Available Properties
601 Canal Street 601 Canal Street/
Parcel 32

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Market House
401 & 422
S. 6th Street

City of Reading MVA
A tool successfully used by other cities, the Market Value Analysis (MVA) pinpoints areas in desparate need of redevlopment.

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» New Mapping Tool
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Current Projects
GoggleWoks Apartments
Ricktown Arts District
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Convention Center Hotel
Across from Sovereign Center
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In The News
June 14, 2013
Program profiles Reading redevelopment efforts
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Efforts to revitalize Reading's economy were highlighted Thursday in a live national round-table online discussion

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