Focused on Commercial Growth

Exeter Township is home to such companies as Boscov’s, Godiva Chocolatier, Wal-Mart, Target, WaWa and Sheetz, as well as healthcare groups such as Genesis Eldercare, Berkshire Center and Commonwealth Orthopedic.  Our business-friendly approach has also attracted distribution centers and light manufacturing companies. It’s easy to see why:

Smart Zoning to Encourage Economic Development 
Our township leaders are focused on commercial growth and have rezoned key areas to permit more mixed-use capabilities. 

Convenient Location and Improved Ease of Access
The township is along Rt. 422/Perkiomen Avenue, a major thoroughfare that connects Reading with Philadelphia, Lancaster, and Allentown.  A large section of this road currently is being revitalized by PennDOT and township crews.  Improvements include widening the avenue, creating a turning lane, and beautifying the cityscape with improved lighting and landscaping. The result will be a safer and more convenient way for pedestrians and vehicles to accesses residences and businesses along the way.  When completed, this area will be called Exeter’s “Town Commons” and will be a key to further development.

Town Center To Encourage Commercial Activity
Another example of the township’s eye to the future is a “Town Center,” planned for 3900 block of Perkiomen Avenue.  This underutilized area, previously called the Promenade Shopping Center, has great potential as a multi-use site. Plans include moving the Exeter Township Municipal Building there from its current, smaller site on DeMoss site.  The move will allow township departments to expand, better support existing businesses at the Town Center, and attract additional commercial activity.