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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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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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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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Teresa Bryce Bazemore to Receive 2017 Paradigm Award

Posted Thursday, December 15th, 2016 | 0 comments

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia (the Chamber) is pleased to announce that Teresa Bryce Bazemore, President of Radian Guaranty Inc., will receive the 2017 Paradigm Award, the region’s most prestigious award for businesswomen. “Teresa is one of our region’s most influential figures and represents our community of outstanding business leaders,” said Chamber President […]

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Chamber names Yvette A. Núñez as Vice President of Civic Affairs

Posted Monday, December 12th, 2016 | 0 comments

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia is pleased to announce Yvette A. Núñez as Vice President of Civic Affairs. Ms. Núñez, the first Latina to hold a senior leadership role at the Chamber, will lead the organization’s civic engagement and local government advocacy efforts at Philadelphia City Hall. As part of this work, Ms. […]

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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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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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C. R. “Chuck” Pennoni to Receive the Chamber’s 2016 William Penn Award

Posted Monday, December 5th, 2016 | 0 comments

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia is pleased to announce that C.R. “Chuck” Pennoni, PE, Founder and Chairman of Pennoni Associates Inc., will receive the 2016 William Penn Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a business executive in Greater Philadelphia. The award, which has been given annually since 1949, recognizes an individual for his/her […]

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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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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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