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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 Comments on the Environmental Impact Statement for the King of Prussia Rail Project

Posted Monday, November 13th, 2017 | 0 comments

The following comments were made by Anselm Sauter, Manager of Federal Affairs for the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.  On behalf of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, I am pleased to offer comments today on SEPTA’S proposed King of Prussia Rail line, which would connect commuters and residents to the Greater Philadelphia […]

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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

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

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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The Chamber’s Roadmap for Growth Conference Delivers Business Case for Engaging Nontraditional Workers

Posted Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 | 0 comments

On October 31, 2017, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia (the Chamber) hosted With Growth and Prosperity for All: A Roadmap for Growth Conference at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Philadelphia business leaders from across sectors spoke about best practices in how to hire, train and retain returning citizens, veterans, and the immigrant community […]

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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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Recap: Chamber Day in Washington D.C.

Posted Friday, October 6th, 2017 | 0 comments

On October 4, the Chamber’s CEO Council for Growth and Select Greater Philadelphia Council joined over 60 Chamber members in travelling down to Washington D.C. for a full day of insightful briefings in our nation’s capital.  The day provided an excellent opportunity for Chamber members to interface with our regional Congressional Delegation to advance the […]

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[Testimony] The Chamber provides recommendations for Philadelphia’s middle neighborhoods

Posted Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 | 0 comments

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING, NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT, AND THE HOMELESS PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING Tuesday, June 20, 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, Chairman Domb, Councilwoman Parker and members of the Committee on […]

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Can Pennsylvania keep growing?

Posted Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING The Keystone State’s population declined in 2016 for the first time in 31 years. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, for the first time in 31 years, Pennsylvania’s population declined in 2016 – dropping by more than 7,600 residents. In fact, Pennsylvania is one of […]

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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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