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About the Roadmap

The Roadmap for Growth is a multi-year initiative to engage Mayor Jim Kenney and City Council in a shared agenda to promote economic growth and job creation in the City of Philadelphia.

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia (the Chamber) launched its Roadmap for Growth campaign in the summer of 2014 to engage the Philadelphia business and civic communities, neighborhood organizations, and the next Mayor and City Council in a shared agenda of growth and prosperity.

In year one (2014-2015), the Roadmap commissioned a fact based-based economic and demographic inventory of the state of Philadelphia’s economy. This report drove the conversation between our Roadmap Partners, Chamber members and 145 neighborhood and grassroots civic leaders at 14 listening tour meetings and events in neighborhoods across Philadelphia.

On December 8, 2015, at the initiative’s year-two launch, the Chamber released the Roadmap’s findings from the year-one activities.  The report provides the beginnings for a shared policy agenda with Philadelphia’s new mayor and City Council and provides the framework for discussion during the Roadmap’s year-two activities (2015-2016).

With a focus on building opportunities for business creation and growth, revitalizing neighborhood economies, developing a trained and educated workforce and leveraging our infrastructure, year two raises Questions for the Roadmap to create a dialogue around how the business community, civic organizations, and neighborhood leaders can work collaboratively with Mayor Jim Kenney and City Council to improve upon our economic assets and quality of life in Philadelphia.

You can find guest commentary in response to these questions in our news section and you can add your own voice to the discussion at our Roadmap Policy Forums or on Twitter using #PhillyRoadmap.

Reports and Graphics

2014Roadmap for Growth: Recommendations to Promote Economic Growth and Job Creation in the City of Philadelphia 2015-2020

2015Roadmap for Growth: A Shared Agenda for the City to Promote Economic Growth and Job Creation

2016 – [Infographic] Roadmap for Growth: A Vision for the City of Philadelphia

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