The following letter was sent by the PHL Neighborhood Growth Project to neighborhood, business, and civic leaders.

Dear Friend,

We launched the PHL Neighborhood Growth Project earlier this spring after the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s first of its kind report, Defining Growth, shed light on the key indicators of growth on a District by District level. We wanted to bring together neighborhood leaders, the business community, and our local government to make Philadelphia a city of inclusive growth and a thriving modern economy.

In our work with City Hall – and through the dedication of our Council Connectors – I, along with a diverse group of Chamber leaders from across Philadelphia, will be joining with City Councilman Derek Green for a hearing to discuss our Inclusive Growth Agenda and the four policy pillars that will bring a shared prosperity to every neighborhood:

  • Inclusive Growth and Good Jobs
  • Education and Workforce Modernization
  • Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods

PHL Neighborhood Growth Project Inclusive Growth Hearing
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 10:00am
City Hall

The chambers of commerce who helped us launch this project will begin the hearing by showcasing the shared commitment by a diverse set of businesses to inclusive growth in all neighborhoods. I will be joined by Jennifer Rodriguez, President of the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Steven Bradley, Chairman of the African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ, and DE; Narasimha (Nick) Shenoy, President and CEO of the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia; and Zachary Wilcha, Executive Director of Independence Business Alliance, the Greater Philadelphia LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

Throughout the hearing, we will be joined by business owners and neighborhood leaders who will share their stories and commitments to creating inclusive growth in all neighborhoods of our city. We expect an exciting day of honest conversation about how each of our four policy pillars can help Philadelphia grow along with other large cities.

If you, or someone from your business or organization, is interested in joining us at City Hall for this important hearing, please sign up now.

Thank you,


Rob Wonderling is President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.