Bringing our message of regional business growth to the nation’s capital.
Our collaborative approach to federal advocacy engages business leaders and elected officials in substantive dialogue around issues that impact how our members do business across the region, nation and globe.
Our Advocacy Team is working to develop productive relationships with our regional Congressional Caucus and the Federal Administration in order to voice the perspectives and needs of our members and the region’s business community in impactful ways on the national stage. The Chamber also hosts annual events such as Chamber Day to connect our members to their congressional representatives and we frequently invite federal officials to speak at our programs and events.
POLICY PAPERS, RESEARCH AND TESTIMONY
We advocate on a range of issues that enhance our region’s business climate and provide decision-making and policy-shaping information through careful and thoughtful research. The Federal Advocacy Team makes itself and our members available to give testimony during legislative hearings as the voice of the business community on issues pertinent to member companies and the region’s future.
Federal Advocacy Policy Initiatives
The Chamber supports public policy that encourages the growth and prosperity of our region. Our Federal Advocacy Team is actively working to lead and generate support for the following initiatives:
- Advocate for increased resources to maintain and improve our transportation infrastructure, such as highways, roads and bridges as well as pipeline and mid-stream infrastructure.
- Support investments in public transit for state of good repair and long-term capital projects.
- Advocate for inclusion of sustained or increased funding for Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor and intercity passenger rail.
- Advocate for programs and provisions that enhance access to post-secondary education and assist individuals in obtaining their degree in a timely manner.
- Advocate for federal talent investments that align with business demand.
- Push for high-skilled immigration reforms that provide various sectors within our economy the opportunity to satisfy their demands for high-skilled talent.
- Improve the regulatory climate for pipeline project approval and the permitting process for interstate pipeline projects.
- Advocate for the expansion of federal initiatives that assist the Greater Philadelphia region in reducing criteria air pollutants, including programs that support fuel conversion to clean and efficient electric and natural gas-powered systems.
- Advocate for additional investment in our R&D universities that drive innovation and economic growth through continued advocacy for sustained growth in federal funding for basic and translational research.
- Push for comprehensive tax reform that includes an international tax system that will help companies compete globally, grow domestically and increase repatriated income.
- Promote government rules or regulations that contribute towards competitive growth of American enterprise while protecting businesses from overregulation and unfair enforcement.
CEO Council for Growth
The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia strives to promote public policy that will bolster regional economic advancement and improve our region’s competitiveness. The Chamber’s regional and national policy priorities are primarily informed by the work of our CEO Council for Growth (CEO Council), which is committed to enhancing growth and prosperity in our region.
The Chamber’s CEO Council for Growth leads our region forward by envisioning a stronger, more competitive community, convening decision makers, taking action, and advocating for policies and practices that strengthen our regional economy. This team of devoted business, higher education, and civic leaders reaches across our 11-county Greater Philadelphia community. We are engaged advocates who are committed to innovation in business, improving regional mobility, and fostering talent as key opportunities that define our competitive advantage and drive economic growth.