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  • The Re-birth of an Area Icon

    Thursday, December 12, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    West Hall A – Area C
    Learning Lounges
    Track 5: State, Tribal and Local Government Programs and Partnerships
    A 53-acre site in Reading, Pennsylvania was formerly an active manufacturing facility that comprised over 750,000 square feet and employed over 6,000 people. The Site has undergone two reincarnations since its manufacturing heyday. In 1970, due to declining operations, the facility was converted to one of the nation’s first outlet malls (VF Outlets). More recently, the Site has experienced a second transformation involving office space, manufacturing, and continued retail operations. This latest transformation could not have happened without State, local, and private cooperation.
    Stephen Brower
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