IMAGINE Berks is here!
The IMAGINE Berks Strategic Economic Development Action Plan was adopted and implementation is underway. Stay up to date with implementation and our public presentations by joining our mailing list!
To download and read the plan, click on the picture
of the plan to get started!
The County has identified $20 Million + for Year 1
implementation strategies to date.
To learn about what this funding is supporting,
check out the Project Updates section.
As we implement, we will continue sharing our findings
and strategies with all of Berks County.
Want a short overview of the plan?
Download the IMAGINE Berks Handout here.
IMAGINE Berks was more than a planning process...
It continues as an opportunity for the community to direct actions to realize our vision of Berks County as a place where all residents and businesses can thrive, entrepreneurship and innovation flourish, and the region’s diversity is celebrated and supported, enabling all Berks County residents to prosper.
Sure, the result of the work was an Economic Development Action Plan, but that was just the first milestone.
From there we are investing time and resources into implementing the plan with our community partners.
This website is an evolving resource to share information about the plan and its goals. We hope that you stay up to date as we implement the strategies — let’s imagine and build a better Berks County.
Berks County Team
The Berks County staff team is led by Pamela Shupp Menet, AICP, CEcD, Director of Economic & Community Development and includes:
Economic Development Coordinator
Berks County Industrial Development Authority
Berks County worked with Fourth Economy Consulting to support the planning process and plan development. Fourth Economy also engaged the Center for Regional Analysis and Connect the Dots to support various components of the planning process.
Director of Community Development & RRA,
City of Reading