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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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Chamber Releases Statement on Federal Lawsuit Challenging Philadelphia Wage History Ordinance

Posted Thursday, April 6th, 2017 | 0 comments

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia today released the following statement after filing a federal lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia, which challenges the constitutionality of Bill No. 160840 that was signed into law in January 2017. The Ordinance will prohibit employers (directly or indirectly) from asking job applicants about their prior salary or […]

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Kmart Announces Preferred Partnership with Pennsylvania Drug Card

Posted Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 | 0 comments

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia has been a longtime supporter and partner of the Pennsylvania Drug Card. We are excited to announce that Kmart is now a preferred partner of the Pennsylvania Drug Card. Residents are now able to walk into any Pennsylvania Kmart Pharmacy and request that their prescriptions be processed through […]

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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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