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Advocacy

We understand that today's professionals are busy focusing on the day-to-day responsibilities of their business and may find it difficult to be constantly engaged in public policy activities that can determine the future business climate. That's where we come in.

Our advocacy team works on your behalf at the city, state and federal levels to promote public policy that bolsters the region's economy and improve our competiveness on a national and global scale. In addition, we are a community partner and create broad-based coalitions around issues we all care about, including tax reform, transportation, infrastructure, education and workforce development.

Federal Legislative Update: February 2017

Posted Thursday, February 16th, 2017 | 0 comments

The Chamber is pleased to provide a federal legislative update on legislative issues viewed as critical to growing Greater Philadelphia’s economy and quality of life.  These policy issues are primarily informed by the work of the Chamber’s CEO Council for Growth (CEO Council), which is committed to enhancing economic growth and prosperity in our region […]

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Member Perspective: Michael S. Corrigan

Posted Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Michael S. Corrigan, Senior Director, State & Local Government Relations, Boeing What is the importance of cultivating relationships with congressional staff? With the New Year comes the start of the 115th Congress and President Trump’s Administration. While Congressional leaders in the House and Senate lay out their respective policy priorities, often overlooked are […]

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Chamber Says Salary History Law Hurts Job Growth, Hampers Global Business Recruitment

Posted Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 | 0 comments

With the signing of a salary history bill, the City of Philadelphia continues its record of passing legislation that hurts job growth and business expansion. While this bill is supposedly an attempt to improve wage equity, there is in fact no evidence whatsoever that asking prospective employees about their current compensation contributes in any way […]

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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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New Coalition Launched to Promote Rail Infrastructure Investment Across Northeast Corridor

Posted Thursday, December 1st, 2016 | 0 comments

This press release was originally published by Holland & Knight LLP. (Washington, D.C.) —  A diverse group of businesses and community stakeholders today announced the formation of the Coalition for the Northeast Corridor (CNEC) – a group brought together to realize the Corridor’s potential by advocating for federal infrastructure investment and to pursue an ambitious […]

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[Testimony] Chamber Advocates for Employers to Have a Full Set of Tools When Making Hiring Decisions

Posted Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 | 0 comments

COMMITTEE ON LAW & GOVERNMENT PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING Tuesday, November 22, 2016 City Hall, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19107 Testimony by: Rob Wonderling, President and CEO, Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Good morning, Councilman Greenlee and members of the Committee on Law and Government. I am Rob Wonderling, President […]

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What a Tax Overhaul Means for the Business Community

Posted Friday, November 4th, 2016 | 0 comments

Last month, the Chamber was pleased to host a roundtable with U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. to discuss the prospects of a comprehensive tax overhaul in a new Congress and Administration next year. Senator Casey serves on the Senate Committee on Finance which is responsible for taxation and revenue to the United States government. […]

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Patricia Day Provides Testimony at City Council Committee Hearing

Posted Monday, October 24th, 2016 | 0 comments

Good morning Councilwoman Blackwell and members of the Committee. My name is Patricia Day, and I am the Project Manager for the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s Education and Talent Action Team. Thank you for the opportunity to testify today on Resolution 160727, on expanding the Career and Technical Education Programs in the School […]

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North Philadelphia Health Enterprise Zone to Address Health Disparities

Posted Thursday, October 20th, 2016 | 0 comments

The Chamber’s Health Care Action Team is comprised of many members dedicated to making Greater Philadelphia a global hub for health care innovation. Below is an example of how our members are helping to make this vision a reality. This press release was originally published by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. Harrisburg, PA – […]

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Modern Moves for a Modern City

Posted Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 | 0 comments

This article was originally published in Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING What Philly has to do to keep transportation gains going.  I was very fortunate to begin my career 10 days out of college in Philadelphia in 1984. Having grown in up rural Lebanon County, Pa., getting around meant you either walked, borrowed your dad’s car, […]

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