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Berks County Industrial Development Authority Contacts
 
 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Berks County Industrial Development Authority (BCIDA)
Berks County Services Center, 633 Court Street, 14th Floor, Reading PA 19601
Contact: Thomas McKeon  Phone: (610) 478-6341  Fax: (610) 478-6331
 
Berks County Planning Commission
Berks County Services Center, 633 Court Street, 14th Floor, Reading PA 19601
Contact: Glenn R. Knoblauch  Phone: 610-478-6300  Fax: 610-478-6316
 
Berks County Community Development Office
Berks County Services Center, 633 Court Street, 14th Floor, Reading PA 19601
Contact: Ken Pick  Phone: 610-478-6325  Fax: 610-478-6326
 
Reading Redevelopment Authority
Room 2-53, 815 Washington Street, Reading PA 19601-3690
Contact: Adam Mukerji  Phone: 610-655-6026 or 610-655-6211 Fax: 610-373-2858
 
 

DIRECT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO NEW BUSINESS START-UPS & ESTABLISHED COMPANIES

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Greater Reading / Berks Offices, Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Suite 101, 601 Penn Street, Reading PA 19601
Contact: Connie Faylor  Phone: 610-376-6766  Fax: 610-376-4135
 
Manufacturers Resource Center
Suite 201, 4 Park Plaza, Wyomissing PA 19610
Main Office:  125 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem, PA  18015
Contact: John Nothelfer  Phone: 610-533-4939 or 610-371-9505, Ext. 25  Fax: 610-373-8618
 
Kutztown University - Small Business Development Center
Langan Allied Health Academy, Suite 103, 145 N. Sixth Street, Reading PA 19601
Contact: Alex Whan  Phone: 610-208-4637 or 610-636-2861  Fax: 610-208-4642
 
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Suite 101, 601 Penn Street, Reading PA 19601
Contact: Elliott Barnett  Phone: 610-376-3497  Fax: 610-376-4135
 
Daniel Torres Hispanic Center / Centro Hispano Daniel Torres
The Berkshire Building, 501 Washington Street, Reading PA 19601
Contact: Jonathan Encarnacion  Phone: 610-376-3748  Fax: 610-372-2619
 
Reading Weed and Seed MicroPlus Program
Second Floor, 505 Penn St., Reading, PA  19601
Contact:  Nelson A. DeLeon   Phone:  610-685-2980   Fax:  610-685-4941
 

MEMBER BASED BUSINESS ADVOCACY/ASSISTANCE ORGANIZATIONS

Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Suite 101, 601 Penn Street, Reading PA 19601
Contact: Ellen Horan   Phone: 610-376-6766  Fax: 610-376-4135
 
Berks County Latino Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 824, Reading, PA  19603
Contact:  Marcelino Colon    Phone:  610-685-4583    Fax:  610-372-2619
 
Greater Reading Young Professionals
P. O. Box 6468, Reading, PA  19610
Contact:  Melanie Mann   Phone:  610-898-7230
 
Tri-County Chamber of Commerce
Suite 360, 135 High St., Pottstown, PA 19464
Contact: Eileen Dautrich  Phone: 610-326-2900  Fax: 610-970-9705
 
Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce
110 W. Main Street, Kutztown PA 19530
Mailing Address:  P. O. Box 209, Kutztown, PA  19530
Contact: Liz Weiss  Phone: 610-683-8860  Fax: 610-683-8544
 
Morgantown Area Business Association
MABA, c/o A2A Services - Vacs Plus, 3172 Main Street, Morgantown, PA  19543-0768
Mailing Address:  P. O. Box 762, Morgantown, PA  19543-0762
Contact:  Roseann Thomas     Phone:  610-286-9531    Fax:  610-286-7911
 
 

BUSINESS FINANCING & REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT

Berks County Industrial Development Authority
Berks County Services Center, 633 Court Street, 14th Floor, Reading PA 19601
Contact: Thomas McKeon  Phone: (610) 478-6341  Fax: (610) 478-6331
 
Greater Berks Development Fund
Suite 200, 19 N. 6th Street, Reading, PA  19601
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 8621, Reading PA 19603-8621
Contact: Edward J. Swoyer, Jr.   Phone: 610-376-6739  Fax: 610-478-9553
 
Community First Fund
Second Floor, 505 Penn Street, Reading, PA  19601 
Mailing Address:  PO Box 7936, Reading PA 19603-7936
Contact: Jim Hufford  Phone: 610-685-4940  Fax: 610-685-4941
 
Berks County Community Foundation
Suite 801, 501 Washington Street, Reading, PA  19601
Mailing Address:  P. O. Box 212, Reading PA 19603-0212
Contact: Richard Mappin  Phone: 610-685-2223  Fax: 610-685-2240
E-mail: info@bccf.org    Web: www.bccf.org
 
 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Pennsylvania CareerLink Berks County
501 Crescent Avenue, Reading PA 19605-3050
Contact: Pat Adamczyk  Phone: 610-988-1300  Fax: 610-988-1301
 
Berks County Workforce Investment Board
501 Crescent Avenue, Reading PA 19605-3050
Contact: Ed McCann  Phone: 610-988-1363  Fax: 610-988-1301
E-mail: emccann@bccl.org     Web:  www.bccl.org
 
Leadership Berks
540 Upland Avenue, Reading, PA  19611
Contact:  Toni Eckert     Phone:  610-790-1930    Fax:  610-790-1931
 
 
 

MARKETING & BUSINESS RECRUITMENT

Berks Economic Partnership
Suite 201, 19 N. Sixth Street, Reading PA 19601
Contact: Jon C. Scott    Phone: 610-376-4237   Fax: 610-376-4238
E-mail: jon@gobep.com     Web: www.gobep.com
 
 

TOURISM DEVELOPMENT

Greater Reading Convention and Visitors Bureau
Office:  Stonepoint Centre, 2525 N. 12th Street, in the Greater Reading Expo Center
Address for information:  The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington Street, Reading PA 19602
Contact: Crystal A. Seitz  Phone: 610-375-4085 or 800-443-6610
 
Berks Arts Council  /  Berks Jazz Fest
The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Suite 519, 201 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601
Mailing Address:  P. O. Box 854, Reading, PA  19603
Contact:  Connie Leinbach     Phone:  610-898-1930    Fax:  610-898-1932
 
 

READING REVITALIZATION GROUPS

Our City Reading, Inc.
4500 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading, PA  19606
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 4116, Reading PA 19606
Contact: Albert Boscov or Carrie Miller   Phone: 610-898-6138   Fax: 610-898-6154
 
RiverPlace Development Corporation
The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Suite 541, 201 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601
Contact:  Robert M. Behling    Phone: 610-736-3900   Fax: 610-736-3988
E-mail: info@RiverPlacePA.com       Web:  www.RiverPlacePA.com
 
Reading Downtown Improvement District Authority
Second Floor, 645 Penn Street, Reading PA 19601
Mailing Address:  P. O. Box 1555, Reading, PA  19603
Contact:  Lorri K. Swan    Phone: 610-376-6424  Fax: 610-376-6912
 
 

MAIN STREET PROGRAMS

West Reading Main Street
West Reading Borough Hall, 500 Chestnut Street, West Reading PA 19611
Contact:  Melanie B. Weidner   Phone: 610-685-8854  Fax: 610-685-9061
 
West Reading Elm Street
West Reading Borough Hall, 500 Chestnut Street, West Reading, PA  19611
Contact:  Dean Rohrbach     Phone:  610-685-8854     Fax:  610-685-9061
 
Our Town Foundation
342 State Street, Hamburg PA 19526
Contact:  Deena Kershner  Phone: 610-562-3106  Fax: 610-xxx-xxxx
 
Kutztown Community Partnership
324 Main Street, Kutztown PA 19530
Contact: Sandy Green   Phone: 610-683-8880  Fax: 610-683-6729
 
Kutztown Community Development Office
324 W. Main Street, Kutztown, PA  19530
Rachael Birckbichler    Phone:  610-683-3290    Fax:  610-683-3537
 
Building a Better Boyertown
12 N. Reading Avenue, Boyertown, PA  19512
Contact:  Heather L. Oxenford     Phone:  610-369-3054   Fax:  610-473-8558