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Tax break eyed as force for urban redevelopment

Tax break eyed as force for urban redevelopment


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

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

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

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...

Physician shortage prompts regional solutions

Physician shortage prompts regional solutions


A tight physician labor market is spurring competition for talent and making recruiting a challenge, officials at local health networks said.

NEW VENTURES: Startup eatery finds home in tech incubator

Coming up with tomorrow’s technology can make a person hungry.

Market project aims to boost Quakertown

The first of three anchor businesses is gearing up to open in the Quakertown Trolley Barn Public Market, a massive redevelopment project slated to...

premium content Sports tourism can be home run for region

It surprises many that one of Discover Lehigh Valley’s primary markets is sports. Youth, college and adult sporting events are targets for...