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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Why we must support small businesses

February 26th, 2020|0 Comments

As we continue to work together to advocate for a more transparent government that works for businesses of all sizes, our economy will grow and each of our neighborhoods will take part in our city's inclusive prosperity.

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.

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Priority Areas

Inclusive Growth & Good Jobs

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 & Workforce Modernization

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 & Healthy Neighborhoods

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 at City Hall

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

4 Reasons to Support Entrepreneurship

[Recap] The Entrepreneurial Mind: Teaching Kids to Think Differently

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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