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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.

Brookings’ Emerging Innovation District Pilot Study

Posted Thursday, May 18th, 2017 | 0 comments

In the spring of 2015, a group of 10 major Philadelphia institutions and firms — Comcast, Drexel University, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, FMC, Independence Blue Cross, PECO, University City Science Center, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania Health System, and Vanguard — came together to support the Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking at Brookings in […]

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[Testimony] The Chamber urges thoughtful analysis of EITC tax credit expansion

Posted Monday, April 17th, 2017 | 0 comments

Monday, April 17, 2017 City Hall, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19107 Testimony by: Darrel Davis, Manager of Local Government and Civic Affairs, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Good afternoon, Councilman Jones and members of the Committee on Commerce and Economic Development. I am Darrell Davis, Manager of Local Government and […]

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The Chamber Challenges the Philadelphia Salary History Ordinance

Posted Thursday, April 13th, 2017 | 0 comments

Last week, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the City of Philadelphia. The lawsuit was filed in response to the passage and signing of Bill No. 160840 in January 2017, a flawed measure that prohibits employers from asking […]

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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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Roadmap for Growth Action Team Outlines Top Priorities

Posted Wednesday, March 8th, 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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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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[Testimony] The Chamber Urges Review of Board of Health Regulation on Tobacco Retail Licenses

Posted Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 | 0 comments

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING Tuesday, March 7, 2017 City Hall, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19107 Testimony by: Yvette Núñez, Vice President of Civic Affairs, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Good afternoon, Councilman Jones and members of the Committee on Commerce and Economic Development. I am […]

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[Testimony] The Chamber Supports City Review of Tax Incentives Usage and Impact

Posted Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 | 0 comments

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING Tuesday, March 7, 2017 City Hall, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19107 Testimony by: Yvette Núñez, Vice President of Civic Affairs, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Good afternoon, Councilman Jones and members of the Committee on Commerce and Economic Development. I am […]

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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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