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. The Roadmap for Growth Action Team (Roadmap) engages 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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Chamber writes Open Letter to Council

June 7th, 2018|0 Comments

In response to recent legislative activity surrounding the FY19 budget and recent amendments to a proposed 1% tax on construction across the city, the Chamber has released an open letter to Council that details our support for Mayor Kenney’s strategy to fund schools locally and continues opposes targeted industry taxes.

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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

To lift and improve Philadelphia’s economic and civic life.

ACTION TEAM GOALS

  • Advocate for policies that contribute to the city’s economic and civic well-being that can include, but are not limited to, topics such as: education and workforce, infrastructure and civic engagement.
  • Build a coalition of businesses, non-profits, civic and neighborhood organizations that care about Philadelphia’s economy and residents’ quality of life. Roadmap can serve as a resource for the Mayor’s Administration and City Council in executing key initiatives to make Philadelphia a better place to live, work and recreate.
  • Convene important actors and provide solutions for challenges that Philadelphia’s businesses, residents and government face.
  • Collaborate to improve the City’s quality of life through collaborative problem-solving that recognizes the strengths and capacities of other organizations.
  • Lead in an active role in addressing critical needs and issues where no other organization has the capacity or the will to do so.
  • Support economic opportunity across race, gender, and ethnic boundaries.
  • Share ownership of ideas and credit others for accomplishments.
  • Use knowledge and research-based decisions to reach measurable outcomes.

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Subcommittees

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EDUCATION

Discuss ways to ensure that all students in Philadelphia have access to a quality education with a focus on early education and the completion of high school.

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NEIGHBORHOOD ECONOMIC GROWTH

Explore ways to support Philadelphia neighborhoods by developing a community of inclusive growth.

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VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

Discover opportunities for the business community to address the highly visible homeless and panhandling populations.

Research, Resources & Publications

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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Sponsors

Co-Title Sponsors

Comcast Co-Branded
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Presenting Sponsor

PECO

Contributing Sponsors

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