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Action Teams

The Action Teams of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia are industry and subject matter specific initiatives designed to create deep engagement within Chamber member companies. These focused cohorts of outcomes-oriented, industry leaders collaborate on substantive work that directly impacts their businesses and our community.

Mobilizing Greater Philadelphia’s Middle Market to Strengthen Economic Growth

Posted Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

Greater Philadelphia’s middle market companies — those with revenues between $10 million and $1 billion — are critical to growing the region’s economy. They currently represent 27 percent of total regional employment, despite accounting for only approximately one percent of companies. On January 31, at the Chamber’s Growth Matters: Activating Greater Philadelphia’s Middle Market program, […]

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Supporting Philadelphia’s Middle Market Will Strengthen Regional Economic Growth

Posted Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 | 0 comments

January 31, 2017 (PHILADELPHIA, PA) – Greater Philadelphia’s middle market companies — those with revenues between $10 million and $1 billion — are critical to growing the region’s economy. They currently represent 27 percent of total regional employment, despite accounting for only approximately one percent of companies. A recent study explores the middle market’s impact […]

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College Presidents Reflect on the Future of Higher Education

Posted Thursday, January 26th, 2017 | 0 comments

The Regional Colleges and Universities Presidents’ Alliance (Presidents’ Alliance) was created to explore cooperative opportunities among the region’s many degree-granting institutions. The Presidents’ Alliance is comprised of higher education leaders who commit their time and efforts to enhancing the talent in Greater Philadelphia. Working with the Chamber and its CEO Council for Growth, the Presidents’ […]

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A Philadelphia for all citizens

Posted Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING The Roadmap for Growth Action Team has a pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda. When I moved to Philadelphia in 1984 for my first job, I would oftentimes, weather permitting, ride my bike to get to where I needed to go. Growing up in central Pennsylvania meant watching […]

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Supporting Middle Market Growth in Greater Philadelphia

Posted Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 | 0 comments

Greater Philadelphia’s middle market, business that generate between $10M to $1B in annual revenue, have a significant economic impact on the regional economy. The Chamber has been working with support from the National Center for the Middle Market to help set the groundwork to maximize the growth potential of Greater Philadelphia’s middle market. The Center has identified in […]

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Philadelphia now has a $6 million fund to back local health IT startups

Posted Thursday, December 8th, 2016 | 0 comments

This article was originally published by Technical.ly Philly. Safeguard Scientifics, Ben Franklin Technology Partners and Independence Blue Cross are backing the fund, with the hope of turning the region into a health IT powerhouse. Early-stage health IT startups in Philly are getting one more door to knock on for seed capital: a new $6 million investment […]

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Early Stage Digital Health Companies In Philadelphia Get Boost With $6 Million Funding Initiative

Posted Thursday, December 8th, 2016 | 0 comments

This press release was originally published by Safeguard Scientifics. “Joining with these leaders who bring domain knowledge and expertise strengthens Greater Philadelphia’s position to support one of its most thriving technology sectors. Such a collaboration enhances and multiplies the quality of assessment, feedback and opportunity available to the region’s digital health entrepreneurial talent, promoting development […]

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New $6M funding effort for digital health firms in Philadelphia

Posted Thursday, December 8th, 2016 | 0 comments

This article was originally published by the Philly.com. Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Independence Health Group, and Safeguard Scientifics announced plans Thursday to spend a total of $6 million over the next for years funding early-stage digital health-care startups. Each of the partners has pledged $2 million. Ben Franklin will manage the effort, […]

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Chambers of Commerce, Statewide Building Trades Release Joint Nuclear Industry Economic Report

Posted Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 | 0 comments

This press release was originally published by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Statewide Building Trades Council announced today the release of a report, “Pennsylvania Nuclear Power Plants’ Contribution […]

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Member Perspective: Rebecca Zinn

Posted Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator:  Rebecca Zinn, Assistant Professor, Marketing and Supply Chain Management, Fox Management Consulting at Temple University’s Fox School of Business What does Fox Management Consulting’s recent involvement in Pay It Forward: Mentoring Our Future Leaders show about the importance of mentorship for regional talent retention? A June 2016 survey by Abodo.com determined that Philadelphia has 95 […]

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