Lifting and improving Philadelphia’s economic and civic life
Roadmap for Growth Action Team
The Roadmap for Growth Action Team (Roadmap) is a group 110+ 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, known as the PHL Neighborhood Growth Project, 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 Pedro Ramos, President and CEO, The Philadelphia Foundation and Paul A. Tufano, Chairman and CEO, AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies.
ACTION TEAM VISION
The Roadmap for Growth Action Team will engage and unite Chamber members with a broad swath of civic and neighborhood organizations in the development and execution of the PHL Neighborhood Growth Project.
ACTION TEAM GOALS
- Further embed the Chamber in Philadelphia’s civic life, increasing grassroots engagement with members, community-focused organizations, and government partners.
- Provide members and their employees with opportunities for civic engagement and social impact in Philadelphia through one or more of the PHL Neighborhood Growth Project policy pillars.
- Assist in the evolution of the PHL Neighborhood Growth Project by recruiting and partnering with thought leaders on various subject matters specific to its policy agenda.
- Serve recently-launched entrepreneurs and those interested in starting a business through collaborative, neighborhood-based workshops.
- Organize small business owners throughout Philadelphia neighborhoods to inform the evolution of the PHL Neighborhood Growth Project and influence local government.
INCLUSIVE GROWTH AND GOOD JOBS
For Philadelphia to reach its full potential, we must create more high-quality high-wage 21ST Century jobs, build an inclusive economy with opportunity for all, and reinvigorate neighborhood commercial districts in all corners of the city.
EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE MODERNIZATION
Too many of our citizens just don’t have the right skills for the modern workforce or are otherwise shut out from available jobs.
SAFE AND HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS
Too many of our neighborhoods and local micro-economies are victimized by crime, gun violence, substance use disorder, and all the disruption, pain, and loss that attend these problems. We need a shared commitment to bring the entire city’s resources to bear on these challenges.
PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST IN CITY HALL
City Hall must respect and serve all of Philadelphia’s residents, but for too long broken bureaucracy and opaque operations have led people to distrust their own government. To rebuild faith in City Hall, we must embark on a new era of transparency and efficiency, reforming ethics laws and ensuring the government is responsive to all.
Research, Resources & Publications
[Recap] The Entrepreneurial Mind: Teaching Kids to Think Differently
How Employers Give: A Look at Philanthropy and Volunteerism in Philadelphia
Defining Growth for Philadelphia
[Recap] Roadmap for Growth: Uniting Against the Opioid Crisis
[Recap] Roadmap for Growth: Enhancing Philadelphia’s Commercial Corridors
Defining Growth for Philadelphia [Full Data Tables]
5 Things to Consider When Engaging Nontraditional Workers
[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