Civic Leadership

Lifting and improving Philadelphia’s economic and civic life

The Chamber knows good, sound civic leadership is crucial to the success of our City. The Roadmap for Growth Action Team (Roadmap) engages civic and neighborhood organizations in the development and execution of policies that enhance the economy, and support an efficient and impactful government.


News & Perspectives

  • The Chamber’s Commitment to Education

Chamber supports additional funding for City schools through increased property taxes

March 1st, 2018|0 Comments

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia reiterated its longstanding support for additional funding for the School District of Philadelphia and applauded Mayor Kenney for his commitment to our city schools and implementing governance ownership over the Philadelphia School District.

Mayor Kenney Addresses Over 1,700 at Annual Mayoral Luncheon

February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

On February 6, 2018 the Mayor addressed over 1,700 members of the business community and outlined his administration's goals for the coming year, including the new Office of Workforce Development and a comprehensive citywide workforce strategy.

Member Perspective: Uva Coles

February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Uva Coles (Vice President, Institutional Advancement & Strategic Partnerships, Peirce College) urges employers to leverage their resources for community involvement in Philadelphia’s distressed neighborhoods.

Roadmap for Growth Action Team

The Roadmap for Growth Action Team (Roadmap) is a group of 180+ Chamber members and partners united to engage with a broad range of civic and neighborhood organizations in the development and execution of policies and initiatives that enhance the economy, encourage civic engagement and support an efficient and impactful government in order to lift and improve Philadelphia’s economic and civic life. Roadmap’s steering committee is co-chaired by David L. Cohen, Esq., Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation, and Pedro Ramos, President and CEO, The Philadelphia Foundation.


To lift and improve Philadelphia’s economic and civic life.


  • Advocate for policies that contribute to the city’s economic and civic well-being that can include, but are not limited to, topics such as: education and workforce, infrastructure and civic engagement.
  • Build a coalition of businesses, non-profits, civic and neighborhood organizations that care about Philadelphia’s economy and residents’ quality of life. Roadmap can serve as a resource for the Mayor’s Administration and City Council in executing key initiatives to make Philadelphia a better place to live, work and recreate.
  • Convene important actors and provide solutions for challenges that Philadelphia’s businesses, residents and government face.
  • Collaborate to improve the City’s quality of life through collaborative problem-solving that recognizes the strengths and capacities of other organizations.
  • Lead in an active role in addressing critical needs and issues where no other organization has the capacity or the will to do so.
  • Support economic opportunity across race, gender, and ethnic boundaries.
  • Share ownership of ideas and credit others for accomplishments.
  • Use knowledge and research-based decisions to reach measurable outcomes.



Education Subcommittee icon


Discuss ways to ensure that all students in Philadelphia have access to a quality education with a focus on early education and the completion of high school.

Neighborhood Economic Growth Subcommittee icon


Explore ways to support Philadelphia neighborhoods by developing a community of inclusive growth.

Vulnerable Populations Subcommittee icon


Discover opportunities for the business community to address the highly visible homeless and panhandling populations.

Research, Resources & Publications

5 Things to Consider When Engaging Nontraditional Workers

Placeholder - Research

[Infographic] Roadmap for Growth:A Vision for the City of Philadelphia


Roadmap for Growth: A Shared Agenda for the City to Promote Economic Growth and Job Creation


Roadmap for Growth: Recommendations to Promote Economic Growth and Job Creation in the City of Philadelphia 2015-2020


Latest Tweets


Co-Title Sponsors

Comcast Co-Branded
AmeriHealth Caritas logo

Presenting Sponsor


Contributing Sponsors

Philadelphia Works logo
Turning Points for Children logo


Health Benefits

The Chamber provides comprehensive and cost-effective benefits packages to Chamber member companies. Learn more ⟩

Pennsylvania Drug Card