Berks County has always been a great place to own and operate a business, from its great Reading railroad to its rich soil for farming. Berks County started as a break away
county from Lancaster and Philadelphia counties. Berks County was incorporated on March 11, 1752 and covers 864 sq miles of land. Berks County is currently made up of 75 townships, and 385,000 residents
and growing. - definately a great place to own and operate a business!
Berks county has always been known for its rich soils, and has attracted many farms and Agricultural businesses. Agriculture is Berks County number 1 industry.
This famous Pennsylvania County has also seen great innovations in Transportation like the Reading Rail Road and is currently in operation as the Blue Mountain Reading Rail Road which operates from the Leesport, and Hamburg areas running into parts of Canada. The Gravity Rail road was also built near the Pagoda on Mount Penn in Reading Pa, and Ran 5 miles, over a road of light grades, through groves, vineyards, and mountain farms. The famous Canals were also constructed that ran through Berks County brought many residents, Industries, goods and services to the area. Also as you travel through the Berks County country side, you will see many covered bridges that are still being used crossing rivers, streams and rail road tracks.
Berks County has a rich Pennsylvania Dutch history and artistry brought to the county by some of the first settlers mostly being of German Decent. You can still see the fancy Pa Dutch barn signs found on most Berks County farms in the area.
Berks County is known far and wide for its Outlets like Vanity Fair Outlets, where you can find discounted apparel, tools, electronics and much more. Berks County also is home to Cabela's the great outdoors outfitter
along the ever growing I-78 Corridor, the Reading Eagle, the local county newspaper, Battery Factories, Steel and Forge Companies, Pretzel, chip and food companies, and many more great successful Berks County Businesses.