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Leading forward

The Chamber’s CEO Council for Growth (CEO Council), is a devoted group of business, higher education, and civic leaders who commit their time and efforts to enhancing economic growth and prosperity in the 11-county region across northern Delaware, southern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania. The CEO Council influences regional and national policy through advocacy.


Leading Forward

The Chamber’s CEO Council for Growth leads our region forward by envisioning a stronger, more competitive community, convening decision makers, taking action, and advocating for policies and practices that strengthen our regional economy.

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Priority Areas


Positioning our region for accelerated company development and growth, especially in the health care industry. Learn more ›


Improving our region’s physical connectivity by advocating and ensuring a modern, multimodal transportation system. Learn more ›


Advocating to enhance access to higher education, high-skilled immigration reform and supporting work to improve college completion. Learn more ›


Claire Greenwood


Executive Director, CEO Council for Growth and Vice President, Leadership Engagement, Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia

As the Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s regional CEO Council for Growth, Claire Greenwood leads the work of nearly 60 business, higher education and civic leaders who commit their time and efforts to enhancing economic growth and prosperity in the tri-state region. Through Claire’s direction these regional leaders actively work to foster regional cooperation, enhance mobility, advance innovation and develop and retain talent in the region, with a focus on growing the energy and manufacturing and health care innovation sectors.

Additionally, in her role as Vice President of Leadership Engagement, Claire is responsible for leading the work of the Chamber’s Action Teams. The Action Teams are industry and subject matter specific initiatives designed to create deep engagement within Chamber member companies. These focused cohorts of outcomes-oriented, industry leaders collaborate on substantive work that directly impacts their businesses and our community.

News & Perspectives

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Announces Dan Hilferty as Next Chairman

May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia (the Chamber) is pleased to announce Daniel J. Hilferty will serve as its Chairman beginning in October 2018.

Connecting the Region: An update on the Transportation Strategy enabling growth in Greater Philadelphia

May 4th, 2018|0 Comments

The Chamber and its CEO Council for Growth have been making moves to transform Greater Philadelphia into a global region – and the outcomes are getting noticed (and awarded).

Member Perspective: Sameer Kalghatgi

May 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Guest Commentator: Sameer Kalghatgi, PhD, Assistant Director, Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory, Coriell Institute for Medical Research @Coriell_Science

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