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

Member Perspective: Ben Goebel

May 27th, 2020|0 Comments

Ben Goebel, Program Manager - IPP, The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, shares insight into the importance of supporting immigrant entrepreneurs and immigrant-owned small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

Member Perspective: Bill Schaninger

May 13th, 2020|0 Comments

Bill Schaninger, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, details the resources that are available to help small to mid-size businesses navigate labor shifts during COVID-19 and as we look towards recovery.

A Message from Our President & CEO

March 28th, 2020|0 Comments

A message from the Chamber’s President & CEO Rob Wonderling to our community regarding the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Dear Friends,

In our nation’s infancy, 1793 to be precise, yellow fever struck Philadelphia and caused many of the same disruptions we’re seeing in our region today.

When the days were their […]

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
  • Putting People First at City Hall

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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