Learn about the County of Berks’ economic development strategic plan, IMAGINE Berks. IMAGINE Berks is an action plan for the county and its partners to identify key principles, goals and metrics to foster the future of our community.
Berks County is a welcoming community that supports an exceptional quality of life, including robust businesses and industries, a rich cultural heritage and a resilient economy. Our population is growing both in size and diversity, creating momentum for an even stronger, more vibrant and diverse economic future.
Imagine Berks focuses on five key areas to help shape the future of our community:
Addressing the Need for Housing
Supporting Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses
Fostering Talent Development and Opportunity Jobs
Supporting Creative Placemaking
Encouraging Strategic Infrastructure and Land Use Development.
The planning process has continued to emphasize the importance of celebrating and supporting our county’s diversity so that all Berks residents may prosper. It has also reinforced the need for municipal collaboration across the region.
The IMAGINE Berks plan was developed in partnership with Fourth Economy, a community and economic development consulting firm based in Pittsburgh. Over the last several months, County and Fourth Economy staff have engaged stakeholders all across the county in varying industries, locations and backgrounds. Join us as they share this plan for the future of our county.
Join us on June 16th to learn more about how we IMAGINE Berks!