What makes us resilient? Berks County has strong and diverse industry base
Berks County, PA is proving to be resilient. Despite the immediate challenges caused by COVID-19, economic growth in Berks County continues at a stable pace. One of the reasons is Berks County’s significant diversity in its industry profile, LogisticsTrucking, logistics, distribution, manufacturing, health care and agribusiness are long-standing contributors to Berks County’s strong economic landscape – even during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis.Logistics and distribution with access to Interstates 78, 422 (east/west) 222 and 61 (north/south and central) along with the Pennsylvania Turnpike provide nationwide brands like Pet Smart, Dollar General, Ashley Furniture, and Samsung to serve consumers from Berks County hubs. These transportation corridors have huge impacts on Berks County and the entire region’s economy. As a sub-market of the Lehigh Valley Industrial market, Berks County can sometimes be overlooked as a key driver in the logistics sector. But its location, available sites, and development costs combined with access to labor place it high on the site search lists.