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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.

Chamber, CEO Council Call for Continued Federal Research Funding

Posted Thursday, April 17th, 2014 | 0 comments

Today, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and its regional CEO Council for Growth joined a coalition of economic development and business organizations around the country, calling for continued federal research funding.   The “Business for Federal Research Funding,” a coalition of 32 Chambers of Commerce, will engage in federal advocacy efforts; use communications activities […]

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Energy renaissance is creating opportunities for Philadelphia region

Posted Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 | 0 comments

By Rob Wonderling and Phil Rinaldi Delco Times Guest Columnists Published March 25, 2014 The American public has been waiting for more than 40 years to reach a state of energy independence, and recent events in the Ukraine have rekindled media interest in this critical topic. U.S. energy independence is now rapidly becoming a reality […]

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Regional Congressional Delegation meets in Philadelphia to discuss economic priorities

Posted Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 | 0 comments

Members of Congress from the Greater Philadelphia region met today with business, civic, and higher education leaders at the CEO Council for Growth’s second annual Federal Delegation meeting in Center City to discuss federal advocacy priorities aimed at accelerating economic growth in the region. The Federal Delegation heard from the CEO Council, the Regional College […]

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GPCC works to improve contracting opportunities for veteran-owned small businesses at the state and federal level

Posted Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 | 0 comments

The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is very proud of our recent work with Pennsylvania Senator Robert “Tommy” Tomlinson (R-Bucks) to increase Commonwealth contracting opportunities for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Now, we are working with Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Bucks) to extend to VOSB the same contracting preference on federal transportation […]

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A Conversation with Phil Rinaldi of Philadelphia Energy Solutions

Posted Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 | 0 comments

Driving Natural Gas Supplies in Greater Philadelphia Phil Rinaldi is the Principal Partner and CEO of Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES). PES, a privately held company, is the largest refining complex on the Eastern Seaboard and is visible to those flying into Philadelphia or driving on Interstate 95 near the Philadelphia International Airport. PES occupies a […]

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GPCC Responds to Mayor Nutter’s FY15 Budget Proposal

Posted Thursday, March 6th, 2014 | 0 comments

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter today delivered his annual budget address to City Council for Fiscal Year 2015. The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce was encouraged to see the Administration budget continuing reductions in wage and business taxes to promote economic growth and jobs creation in our city. “The Chamber of Commerce supports Mayor Nutter’s call […]

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CompetePA Approves 2014 Tenets for Growth

Posted Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 | 0 comments

The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is a member of CompetePA, a coalition of businesses and organizations representing more than half the private sector employment in Pennsylvania that wants to see the Commonwealth compete successfully for new jobs and investment. Atop this year’s priority list is the continued effort to phase-out the Capital Stock & Franchise […]

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Transportation Funding Effort Advances to Washington

Posted Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 | 0 comments

GPCC and the CEO Council for Growth joined members of the Keystone Transportation Funding Coalition (KTFC) in Washington, D.C. to meet with members of the Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation and discuss efforts to replenish the Highway Trust Fund and reauthorize a comprehensive, long-term, and flexible federal infrastructure funding program. Passage of Pennsylvania’s new $2.4 billion multi-modal […]

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PA Budget Secretary Charles Zogby Lays Out $29 Billion Spending Plan to Chamber Members

Posted Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 | 0 comments

Pennsylvania Budget Secretary Charles Zogby recently visited the Chamber briefing GPCC members on Governor Tom Corbett’s proposed $29.4 billion budget, presented to the legislature in early February. Zogby discussed that Governor Corbett’s 2014-15 Budget provides for a balanced budget that keeps spending in line with available revenues and does not raise taxes on Pennsylvania families and businesses. Highlights from the […]

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A conversation with Monroe Energy CEO, Jeff Warmann about energy opportunities in Greater Philadelphia

Posted Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 | 0 comments

Monroe Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, took over and retooled the former ConocoPhillips refinery in Trainer, Pennsylvania in June of 2012. We spoke with CEO Jeffrey Warmann about Monroe and the region’s energy industry. Warmann comes to the Philadelphia area with 30 years of oil refinery experience. Delta has the largest […]

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