Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Focus Area:

Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Focus

Goal: Support small businesses and encourage the entrepreneurship to enable the creation of high-growth ventures, main street amenities, and wealth-building for residents

What We Look To Achieve

Goals, Strategies, and Metrics

Together

The IMAGINE Berks planning team gathered valuable insights and feedback from the community members and reviewed this information in conjunction with quantitative data to form a comprehensive understanding of Berks County’s economy – both its current state and future outlook. The planning team used this information to assess the community’s strengths, challenges, and opportunities. Based on this analysis, five focus areas were identified:

For each of these focus areas, the project team prioritized goals and strategies based on their potential impact on economic development and feasibility for implementation. Metric were assigned to each focus area to track the progress of implementation. and overall state of the economy over the course of this 5 year plan.