Grow PA

Driving growth in the Keystone State

Grow PA is a statewide initiative led by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia that convenes people and organizations throughout Pennsylvania to advance a modern growth agenda.

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The Issue

Over the last few decades, Pennsylvania had been on the decline. With a shrinking workforce, stagnant population, and underperforming economy, the Keystone state has failed to keep pace with the rest of the nation.

Now in light of wide economic damage wrought by the pandemic, the Commonwealth must not only recover but rebuild Pennsylvania to be stronger than before.

While there were many major economic shifts on the horizon with emerging service- and technology-based sectors, the pandemic has accelerated the economic transformation, increasing economic disparity between Pennsylvania’s rural and urban areas. This varying impact signals the need for targeted interventions to help places with greatest economic need, compete and grow

As we overcome massive economic and social challenges in our state, we must reimagine our policies and help communities adjust and thrive in our new economic reality.

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Pennsylvania’s rank in U.S. for GDP Growth

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Pennsylvania’s rank in U.S. for population growth

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Pennsylvania’s rank in U.S. job growth

The Movement

Grow PA has evolved into an initiative focused on convening Chambers of Commerce throughout the Commonwealth to facilitate collaboration and advance legislative objectives in alignment with three pillars, working to modernize all facets of our infrastructure, accelerate health care innovation, and transform post-secondary education.

Our Strategy

Build Resources

Grow PA develops research driven by Chambers of Commerce to help inform public policy makers to grow Pennsylvania’s population, jobs and economy.

Convene Stakeholders

Grow PA cultivates a network of local chambers of commerce throughout Pennsylvania through statewide gatherings.

Champion Pro-Growth Legislation

Grow PA leverages its network to advance pro-growth legislation.

Pillars for Growth

Post-Secondary Education

To transform post-secondary education, we must prepare our students and citizenry for 21st century jobs and create new pathways for lifelong learning.

Infrastructure

Updating and upgrading our transportation, ports and airports, water treatment systems, pipelines, and telecommunications is vital to growing our economy.

Health Care Innovation

Identifying challenges and opportunities in health care is key to being able to attract, support, and accelerate innovations that improve health care delivery.

Resources & Reports

Ideas for Pennsylvania Innovation: Examining efforts by competitor states and national leaders | Brookings

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Driving Growth in the Keystone State: 2019 – 2020 Legislative Priorities

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About Grow PA – Informational One Pager

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Stories from Across the Commonwealth

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Proposals to Improve Pennsylvania’s Innovation Economy

November 15th, 2021|0 Comments

Building on the superb conversations we had virtually last year around the Commonwealth regarding economic growth, talent, and innovation, Grow PA is working to advance an innovation strategy for the Commonwealth this legislative session. With your input and expertise, we will move these ideas into concrete legislative proposals in 2022.

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