Civic Leadership

Lifting and improving Philadelphia’s economic and civic life
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The Chamber knows good, sound civic leadership is crucial to the success of our City. We work to actively engage civic and neighborhood organizations in the development and execution of policies that enhance the economy, and support an efficient and impactful government.

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Engaging Our City’s Youth

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The Chamber invests in our region's future workforce, through community engagement programs such as Read to Me, Future Ready, and WorkReady.

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.

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 a pro-growth, pro-jobs common agenda to lift and improve Philadelphia’s economic and civic life.

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 the creation and execution of an agenda that promotes growth and prosperity for all Philadelphians.
  • Assist in the development of policy and initiatives related to a pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda working with a variety of stakeholders including the mayor’s administration and City Council.

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Priority Areas

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NEIGHBORHOOD ECONOMIC GROWTH

Assess the business community’s role alongside community development corporations, nonprofits, corridor managers, and others to allow neighborhood businesses to thrive and to connect Philadelphia residents with economic opportunities in the city’s business hubs (Center City, University City and the Navy Yard).

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VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

Move forward how the business community can address issues related to homelessness and panhandling, including discussions pertaining to a low-barrier employment pilot that could offer individuals an alternative to panhandling.

ADVOCACY

Work with members, neighborhood organizations, and small businesses to better engage with City government and ensure
that all voices are heard on matters pertaining to economic growth.

Research, Resources & Publications

How Employers Give: A Look at Philanthropy and Volunteerism in Philadelphia

How Employers Give: A Look at Philanthropy and Volunteerism in Philadelphia

Defining Growth for 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 Charts]

Defining Growth for Philadelphia [Full Data Tables]

5 Things to Consider When Engaging Nontraditional Workers

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[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

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