Private Resources


Berks County Community Foundation

The BCCF is the premier philanthropic organization in Berks County.   The organization is dedicated to improving the business, civic, cultural, and social climate in Berks County.  In addition to administering various specific grant programs, the organization also invests funds in important initiatives that benefit all Berks Countians.  The Foundation works promoting economic growth in the region, including hosting an innovative business incubator program at its headquarters in Downtown Reading.

Contact: Reading – (610) 685-2223
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Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce

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.

Contact: (610) 376-6766
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Latino Chamber of Commerce

The LCC is a Berks county based organization that helps entrepreneurs and business owners of Hispanic ethnicity in starting and growing their businesses. The LCC serves as a liaison between the Hispanic community and Greater Reading Community at-large and encourages businesses across the nation and commonwealth to realize the potential of the Latino community of Reading.

Contact: 610-616-5610

Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce

The NBCC is an organization dedicated to fostering the growth and prosperity of businesses in Northern Berks County.

Contact: (610) 683-8860
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PennTAP is a state wide organization that provides technical assistance to new and established businesses in Pennsylvania. The companies programs aim to help  businesses compete at a high level. Businesses who lack the technical expertise or do not have their own resources to manage technical issues are the primary clients of Penn Tap.

Contact: 814-865-0427
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Redesign Reading (RDR)

Redesign Reading (RDR) is a community development corporation dedicated to fostering sustainable economic development endeavors by using community assets. RDR works with other city development organizations to enhance economic and community development in Reading. The organization is already managing several successful efforts.

Contact: Brian Kelly
Phone: (610) 451-9235
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SCORE  is a business mentorship program through which experienced and successful business leaders offer their expertise and advice to new business owners to help them succeed.   Services include one-to-one mentoring and team mentoring,

Contact: (610) 376-3497
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Steel Valley Authority

The SVA is a Pittsburgh based organization that seeks to rejuvenate business. The SVA has three main objectives and programs to help rejuvenate business in the area of layoff aversion, responsible capital and investment policy, and its goal of building sustainable communities. To accomplish these three goals, a number of programs are offered to businesses that promote growth.

Contact: (717)-901-6030
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Tri-County Area Chamber of Commerce

TCACC is a business advocacy group whose goal is to promote economic growth and prosperity for all its member businesses, located primarily in Southern Berks, Northern Chester, and Western Montgomery Counties. TCACC offers its members a number of services and opportunities in networking, advocacy, and cost saving.

Contact: (610) 326-2900
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