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The Chamber’s Commitment to Education

The Chamber’s Commitment to Education

Posted Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 | 0 comments

As a business organization looking to economically grow the Greater Philadelphia region, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia recognizes the importance of investing in our future workforce. An educated and diverse workforce is key to the long-term competitive success of our city and region, and acts as a catalyst to attract and retain businesses. […]

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5 Things to Consider when Engaging Nontraditional Workers

5 Things to Consider when Engaging Nontraditional Workers

Posted Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 | 0 comments

On October 31, 2017, the Chamber hosted With Growth and Prosperity for All: A Roadmap for Growth Conference. This half day of learning featured Philadelphia business leaders from across sectors who spoke about best practices in how to hire, train and retain homeless individuals, returning citizens, veterans, and the immigrant community and discussed neighborhood-based initiatives and onboarding […]

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Expectations of our Future Philadelphia Workforce: The Chamber of Commerce reacts to Mayor Kenney’s announcement on future of education

Expectations of our Future Philadelphia Workforce: The Chamber of Commerce reacts to Mayor Kenney’s announcement on future of education

Posted Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 | 0 comments

 The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia (Chamber), which represents roughly 600,000 employees from thousands of member companies and organizations in 11 counties and three states, including 291,000 employee members in the City of Philadelphia, believes that an educated and diverse workforce is key to the long-term competitive success of the city and region and […]

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Rob Writes Letter to Secretary Chao in Support of TIGER Funding for SEPTA 30th Street Station

Rob Writes Letter to Secretary Chao in Support of TIGER Funding for SEPTA 30th Street Station

Posted Thursday, October 19th, 2017 | 0 comments

The Honorable Elaine L. Chao, Secretary United States Department of Transportation Dear Secretary Chao: On behalf of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, representing roughly 600,000 employees from thousands of member companies and organizations in northern Delaware, southern New Jersey, and southeastern Pennsylvania, I write to offer my enthusiastic support for the Southeastern Pennsylvania […]

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Member Perspective: Nicole Westerman

Member Perspective: Nicole Westerman

Posted Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Nicole Westerman, Executive Director Rebuilding Community Infrastructure (Rebuild) #RebuildPHL How will the City’s Rebuild investment promote economic opportunity for every Philadelphian? Rebuild is a $500 million investment to transform neighborhoods, one recreation center, park and library at a time. Proposed by Mayor Jim Kenney as part of his vision for a more equitable […]

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Roadmap for Growth Action Team Outlines Top Priorities

Roadmap for Growth Action Team Outlines Top Priorities

Posted Thursday, March 9th, 2017 | 0 comments

Through the Chamber’s Roadmap for Growth Action Team (Roadmap), we engage the Mayor, City Council and a broad range of civic and neighborhood organizations in the development and execution of policies and initiatives that enhance Philadelphia’s economy, encourage civic engagement and support an efficient and impactful government. This effort is being co-chaired by David L. […]

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CEO Council for Growth Hosts Annual Forum

CEO Council for Growth Hosts Annual Forum

Posted Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

The Congressional delegation of the Greater Philadelphia region joined the CEO Council for Growth (CEO Council) at Drexel University in West Philadelphia on March 6, 2017 for its annual meeting to discuss policy issues related to infrastructure, talent and innovation. Over 70 business, civic and higher education leaders from the Greater Philadelphia region convened with […]

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Notes from the Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus for Middle Market Growth

Notes from the Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus for Middle Market Growth

Posted Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

On Wednesday, February 22, a small group of middle market executives and stakeholders met with Congressman Tom MacArthur of New Jersey. The Congressman, a former business owner himself, shared a high-level update of activity in Washington, D.C., and provided some insight into the role of the Congressional Caucus for Middle Market Growth, of which he […]

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s Remarks at the Chamber’s 2017 Mayoral Luncheon

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s Remarks at the Chamber’s 2017 Mayoral Luncheon

Posted Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 | 0 comments

At the Chamber’s 2017 Mayoral Luncheon, Mayor Jim Kenney addressed over 1,400 members of the Greater Philadelphia business community as he discussed the successes of our shared Roadmap for Growth, opportunities for economic prosperity, and how the business community can partner with the City to help overcome our challenges challenges and improve Philadelphia. Mayor Jim Kenney’s […]

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

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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