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Building our future workforce

Posted Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING & CHEKEMMA FULMORE-TOWNSEND There are a number of strategies in play in Philadelphia to connect young people to the workforce. Last week marked Workforce Development Week. To strengthen our city’s position for the long term and bridge the economic disparities that so many Philadelphia residents […]

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[Testimony] The Chamber provides recommendations for Philadelphia’s middle neighborhoods

Posted Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 | 0 comments

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING, NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT, AND THE HOMELESS PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING Tuesday, June 20, 2017 City Hall, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19107 Testimony by: Yvette Núñez, Vice President of Civic Affairs, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Good afternoon, Chairman Domb, Councilwoman Parker and members of the Committee on […]

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An action plan for the Philly region’s infrastructure

Posted Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Philly.com. by Rob Wonderling & Gregory A. Kelly In anticipation of President Trump’s proposal to generate a trillion-dollar investment for our nation’s infrastructure, the CEO Council for Growth, a council of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, worked with public and private partners to develop a plan called […]

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Member Perspective: Michele Juliana

Posted Thursday, June 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Michele Juliana, Principal, Technology and Management Consulting, RSM US LLP @RSMUSLLP How can Middle Market companies take advantage of technology to help take their business to the next level? Everyone is talking about digital transformation these days, but at RSM our question is always what does this really mean for middle market companies and how […]

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Can Pennsylvania keep growing?

Posted Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING The Keystone State’s population declined in 2016 for the first time in 31 years. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, for the first time in 31 years, Pennsylvania’s population declined in 2016 – dropping by more than 7,600 residents. In fact, Pennsylvania is one of […]

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Philadelphia’s young people: Ambitious, eager … and they want to stay here

Posted Friday, June 2nd, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published in the Philadelphia Business Journal. BY DEBORAH DIAMOND AND ROB WONDERLING Philadelphia-area college students and young professionals agree that their next job opportunity is likely to be local. This bodes well for efforts to spur economic growth, foster entrepreneurialism and attract new businesses to the region. Campus Philly and the […]

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Growing Greater Philadelphia: Fostering economic growth across the region

Posted Thursday, June 1st, 2017 | 0 comments

The Chamber’s Select Greater Philadelphia Council, in collaboration with NBC10/Telemundo62, has created Growing Greater Philadelphia, a unique television and digital program that highlights the Greater Philadelphia region’s business assets and success stories. This original program shines the spotlight on the exciting economic development and business growth stories happening across our 11-county community of Greater Philadelphia. […]

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Connect to Compete: Brooking’s Brings Innovation Districts Study to Philadelphia

Posted Thursday, June 1st, 2017 | 0 comments

In the spring of 2015, a group of 10 major Philadelphia institutions and firms — Comcast, Drexel University, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, FMC, Independence Blue Cross, PECO, University City Science Center, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania Health System, and Vanguard — came together to support the Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking at Brookings in undertaking […]

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