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College Presidents Reflect on the Future of Higher Education

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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Making History Today

Making History Today

Posted Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING With advances in gene therapy, cancer research, and cutting-edge vaccines, history is being made in Greater Philadelphia. If you ask 100 people on the street to play a word association game and gave them the words “Civil War” and “Pennsylvania,” most of them would probably […]

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Life Sciences Yields $24.6B for Greater Philadelphia

Life Sciences Yields $24.6B for Greater Philadelphia

Posted Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 | 0 comments

$6.3B in investments are woven into economic fabric of the region The Greater Philadelphia Region (GPR) is positioned to lead the next stage of disruption within the spectrum of Life Sciences disciplines, thanks to its world-renowned research institutions, top biomedical programs, and a healthy ecosystem of small and large enterprises and investment activity. A new […]

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

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

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

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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New Coalition Launched to Promote Rail Infrastructure Investment Across Northeast Corridor

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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Posted Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 | 0 comments

This article was originally published in Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING The city’s airport employs more than 141,000 people in the region. I remember as a very young lad my mom taking me to meet my dad at the airport as he returned from a business trip via Allegheny Airlines.The year was 1966, and we stood […]

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Rob Wonderling: Steps to Growing Pennsylvania’s Economy

Rob Wonderling: Steps to Growing Pennsylvania’s Economy

Posted Thursday, August 18th, 2016 | 0 comments

I will be 55 years old at the end of this year. As is the case for most of us that reach “double nickels” there is always a natural pause and contemplative moment about the past as well as our prospects for the future. I remember it as it was only yesterday – my summers […]

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Report: Immigrants vital part of U.S. economy

Report: Immigrants vital part of U.S. economy

Posted Thursday, August 4th, 2016 | 0 comments

This article was originally published in Philly.com. Urging Congress to overhaul the immigration system or risk losing in global workforce competition, Philadelphia business and community leaders rallied Wednesday on Independence Mall, releasing fresh state-by-state data on the economic impact of foreign-born newcomers and launching a campaign they call Reason for Reform. Rob Wonderling, president and […]

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