Thursday, October 4, 2012

Follow Up - Reading Economic Recovery

The roaches are coming!

It hasn’t been officially announced but I just know it.  Yesterday one of the top stories in local news was that a development company from nearby York has purchased the last four acres in the Buttonwood Gateway redevelopment area.

The details are all very hush-hush.  All they’ve released is that the area will house a high tech company.  The project, once operational, will create 100 new, much-needed jobs for the city.  High paying jobs that include everything from sales to human resources to “anything else you can think of.”  (Insert strapping little electronic gizmos to the backs of humungous roaches.)

The CEO of the development company and the executive director of the Reading Redevelopment Authority both declined to name the tech company.  And Reading’s mayor signed a nondisclosure agreement which prohibited him from revealing the company when he formally announced the project at a press conference today.  It is reported however, that Mayor Spencer was a key factor in bringing the tech company to Reading.  His pitch to lure the company here did a fine job of illuminating the “city’s benefits.”  (Insert a readily available selection of different types of roaches, high unemployment including a contingent of illegal aliens.)

If that’s not enough to convince you that the tech company involves the first responder roaches I mentioned in a previous post then perhaps this will.  The development company’s owners include members of the rock band Live.  To me this means they aren’t your typical businessmen and might be more likely to be open to projects that are a bit out of the ordinary.

I’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available.

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