Alvernia University

Alvernia University- Reading CollegeTowne is a strategy and model for championing economic redevelopment in downtown Reading. Through partnerships and collaborations with the City of Reading and local businesses and organizations, Alvernia serves as a strategic enabler for strengthening the local economy downtown. The Institute conducted annual economic impact studies and an evaluation of this investment in downtown Reading. 

Alvernia University – Entrepreneurship/Procurement Program- The Institute will conduct a procurement needs assessment as well as local capacity to develop programs and services to support institutions and small business in this area. This can include workshops, training sessions, webinars, and certification programs like the procurement academy. Topics ranging from understanding the procurement processes, bidding techniques and best practices, compliance requirements, and sustainable business practices.