Small Business

Benefiting Greater Philadelphia’s growth-oriented businesses

The majority of the Chamber membership consists of small to mid-size companies, with over 60% of member companies having 100 or fewer employees. The Chamber is committed to providing these small to mid-size businesses with opportunities to succeed in our region’s evolving market.

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News & Perspectives

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Mayor Kenney’s vision for our future

February 19th, 2020|0 Comments

The Chamber and the PHL Neighborhood Growth Project (PHL NGP) are grateful to have worked with the Mayor in his first-term, and look forward to seeing what more can be accomplished in his second.

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A path to prosperity

February 14th, 2020|0 Comments

We are excited to work with the Governor and create an inclusive prosperity that reaches every neighborhood. 

Policy Areas

FEDERAL

  • Advocate for a competitive tax and regulatory structure that ensures simplicity for small business compliance and provides long-term certainty.
  • Support policies that increase and streamline access to capital for small businesses to enable business expansion or hiring.

STATE

  • Advocate for small businesses in Harrisburg to address business tax competitiveness issues that contribute to the low rate of job creation in Pennsylvania.
  • Work to ensure a fair regulatory business climate and lobby on legislation affecting health insurance, workforce development, and economic development.

LOCAL

  • Advocate for a more competitive local tax environment, including reductions in wage and business taxes
  • Promote processes that ease doing business in Philadelphia, including online permitting and increased coordination among city departments
  • Call for continued investments in neighborhood commercial corridors to support small business growth

PHL Neighborhood Growth Project

The Chamber’s PHL Neighborhood Growth Project is an integrated, comprehensive approach to advance a smart collection of pro-growth policies designed to grow jobs and small businesses across Philadelphia, block by block. The four pillars of the Project’s Inclusive Growth Agenda are:

  • Inclusive Growth and Good Jobs
  • Education and Workforce Modernization
  • Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods
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You can help build support for our inclusive, pro-growth agenda in City Hall:

There are many other ways to get in involved in our city’s future through our new PHL Neighborhood Growth Project. Contact us at info@phillyneighborhoodgrowth.com to ask how you can make a difference.

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