County Resources

Berks County Conservation Unit

The BCCU is tasked with the environmental stewardship of the water and soil of Berks County. The BCCU offers information on water encroachment permits and potential avenues of funding for land development. The organization also educates and keeps the public updated with news regarding the environment in Berks County. Phone: (610) 372-4657 Visit Website →

Berks County Industrial Developmental Authority

BCIDA is tasked  with implementing county plans and initiatives for economic development. The authority offers a variety of services designed to promote job creation and retention.  These include fundraising assistance and other services. Thomas C. McKeon, Executive Director, AICP, CEcD Contact: (610) 478-6341 Visit Website →

Center for Rural Pennsylvania

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania is a bipartisan, bicameral legislative agency that serves as a resource for rural policy within the Pennsylvania General Assembly. The Center works with the legislature, educators, state and federal executive branch agencies, and national, statewide, regional and local organizations to maximize resources and strategies that can better serve Pennsylvania’s nearly 3.5 million rural residents. The center collects data, sponsors research projects, educates audiences about the people of rural PA, and participates in local, state, and national operations to help combat rural issues. Phone: (717) 787-9555 Visit Website →

Greater Berks Development Fund

The GBDF is an organization that specializes in the financing, real estate, and development of business sites across the county. The GBDF offers a number of financial options for businesses trying to locate a prime site or a business looking to relocate.  The organization serves as the initial point of application for many of the state’s economic assistance programs. Contact: (610) 376-6739 Visit Website →

Greater Reading Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Greater Reading Convention and Visitors Bureau serves as Berk’s office of tourism  The GRCVB is the first spot that visitors to Berks County look for local attractions and businesses. For a businesses looking to tell the community that they are now open, the GRCVB is the place to contact. Contact: 610-375-4085 Visit Website →

Greater Reading Economic Partnership

GREP is Berks County focused organization that helps promote and provides assistance to bushiness within Berks.  GREP serves as the go-to agency for businesses looking to locate and grow here in Berks County.  The organization works to market all the advantages Berks County has to offer to a business from our strategic location on the Eastern seaboard of the United States, to our hardworking work-force, to our excellent institutions of higher learning.   The partnership successfully attracts businesses to Berks County from other parts of the state, the nation, and beyond. Contact- 610- 376.4237 Visit Website →