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The Economic Development Department within the O'Pake Institute plays a pivotal role as a catalyst and strategic enabler in bolstering the local economy. By fostering collaborations among businesses, non-profit organizations, workforce development and government agencies, the department drives initiatives that promote economic growth and innovation. It supports entrepreneurship through targeted programs, resources, and mentorship, helping startups and small businesses thrive, with a steadfast focus on creating and fostering a vibrant economic landscape.

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O'Pake Institute National Science Foundation EPIIC Grant
Over $400,000 invested in O'Pake through new grant
The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) invests $400,000 over three years in the O’Pake Institute through the first-ever Enabling Partnerships to Increase Innovation Capacity (EPIIC) Grant.
FLIC Funding Recipient
O'Pake spearheads Berks County microgrant program
The Financial Lending & Innovation Collaborative provides funding for Reading businesses.