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Tax break eyed as force for urban redevelopment

Tax break eyed as force for urban redevelopment

By BRIAN PEDERSEN

Tax incentives available through the state’s Neighborhood Improvement Zone program have spurred more than $1 billion in construction and...

Berks real estate lags national economy, but presents opportunities

Berks County has been lagging slightly behind the nation during the economic expansion, particularly in housing, but there is a silver lining,...

Ripple effect seen from Berks casino

For years, residents and workers in Caernarvon Township kept telling Allen Styer III the area desperately needed a sit-down restaurant that served...

Alvin H. Butz marks major corporate milestone

Having survived nearly two centuries in the construction industry, Alvin H. Butz has found itself at the center of an economic revitalization, and...

Reading-area podcaster makes waves nationwide

Reading-area podcaster makes waves nationwide

By REBECCA VANDERMEULEN

Justin Schenck believes in underdogs – the growing momentum of his adopted city of Reading, his own tale of a South Jersey high school junior...

NEW VENTURES: Risk analytics firm opens Bethlehem tech center

MIAC Analytics, a New York-based provider of risk analytics and software solutions for the mortgage and financial service industries, has opened a...

premium content Don’t ignore risks of sexual harassment

There has been no shortage of sexual harassment reports during the past year. Since many of these reports have been unpleasant, it can be tempting to...

premium content You can learn to put work in its place

The weekend whizzed by quickly.

premium content Beware legal pitfalls in the gig economy

Tapping into consumer demand, entrepreneurs across the county have found new and innovative ways to provide on-demand service, including app-based...

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