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Memorandum Regarding Amazon HQ2

Memorandum Regarding Amazon HQ2

Posted Friday, September 15th, 2017 | 0 comments

The announcement by Amazon last week that they will create a new, second headquarters in North America provides a unique opportunity for Greater Philadelphia, and your Chamber team is working with city, county and state representatives as well as business and civic leaders from across our community to respond to this RFP. The Chamber, led […]

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Member Perspective: William R. Sasso, Esq.

Member Perspective: William R. Sasso, Esq.

Posted Friday, September 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: William R. Sasso, Esq., Chairman, Select Greater Philadelphia Council @SelectPHL; Chairman, Stradley Ronon @StradleyRonon Why is business attraction work important to a region’s success? Greater Philadelphia is recognized as one of the most competitive locations to do business. Our community offers everything that a company could ask for: a centralized location at the heart of the […]

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With growth and prosperity for all

With growth and prosperity for all

Posted Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING The Roadmap for Growth Action Team has gone deep into Philadelphia’s neighborhoods to have conversations on immigrant entrepreneurship. In the 2014 movie “Lucy,” Scarlett Johansen’s character gets injected with a drug that enhances her mental capabilities to their full capacity, rendering her able to escape her captors, […]

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Philly’s Navy yard is a force of innovation

Philly’s Navy yard is a force of innovation

Posted Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 | 0 comments

  This article was originally published on Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING The Philadelphia Navy Yard is seen as an apex of business parks nationwide. In 1776, a war for independence was raging between Great Britain and the 13 colonies of what would one day become the United States of America. It was that same year the […]

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Growing Greater Philadelphia: Fostering economic growth across the region

Growing Greater Philadelphia: Fostering economic growth across the region

Posted Thursday, June 1st, 2017 | 0 comments

The Chamber’s Select Greater Philadelphia Council, in collaboration with NBC10/Telemundo62, has created Growing Greater Philadelphia, a unique television and digital program that highlights the Greater Philadelphia region’s business assets and success stories. This original program shines the spotlight on the exciting economic development and business growth stories happening across our 11-county community of Greater Philadelphia. […]

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Connect to Compete: Brooking’s Brings Innovation Districts Study to Philadelphia

Connect to Compete: Brooking’s Brings Innovation Districts Study to Philadelphia

Posted Thursday, June 1st, 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 undertaking […]

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Philadelphia’s tech scene emerges as powerful economic force

Philadelphia’s tech scene emerges as powerful economic force

Posted Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING The region is also gaining traction in the world of startup funding. When you think of cities that are known for technology, you probably think of the West Coast clichés like Silicon Valley and Seattle. Yet Philadelphia’s tech scene has slowly been surfacing on the […]

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Making History Today

Making History Today

Posted Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING With advances in gene therapy, cancer research, and cutting-edge vaccines, history is being made in Greater Philadelphia. If you ask 100 people on the street to play a word association game and gave them the words “Civil War” and “Pennsylvania,” most of them would probably […]

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Life Sciences Yields $24.6B for Greater Philadelphia

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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Select to Champion Greater Philadelphia in Germany

Select to Champion Greater Philadelphia in Germany

Posted Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 | 0 comments

The Chamber’s Select Greater Philadelphia Council (Select) has partnered with the City of Philadelphia to arrange an 18-person visit to Germany from September 24-30 in an effort to develop and reinforce a robust trade relationship, an exchange of best practices in workforce development and to nurture business development and attraction opportunities with this European country. The […]

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