Governor Wolf Announces Construction of Business Park in Berks County

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Construction of Business Park in Berks County SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy,  Infrastructure,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding to construct a 170-acre business park in Berks County off the I-78 interchange at Exit 10, an economic development project that is anticipated to create 1,300 permanent jobs and 1,700 construction jobs.“A selection of pad-ready sites to choose from is an important component for businesses when they’re considering moving or expanding into another state,” said Governor Wolf. “This creation of this business park will help Berks County in attracting new businesses to the region.”Vesper at Berks, LLC, was approved for a $1 million grant to construct the West Run Business Park, a shovel-ready business park with nearly 1.8 million square feet of site pads. The $50 million project will include extending public roadways, widening and repaving township-owned roads, upgrading public water and sewer systems and electrical service, installing sidewalks and curbing, developing rain gardens and marsh plantings to enhance wetlands areas, and constructing a public bus transportation facility. The sites will be suitable for manufacturing and distribution facilities, and the location is expected to draw workers from Berks, Lebanon, Lehigh, Schuylkill, and Dauphin counties.Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), funding will support critical expansion projects, some of which will provide opportunities for additional economic development.center_img August 27, 2018last_img read more