There are more opportunities for computer programmers, graphic designers, and information technologists than ever before. But our education and workforce development systems aren’t set up to give our students the competitive advantage for these types of 21st-century jobs.
According to the new report, the average business opening in Philadelphia needs to take eight legal steps and pay costs more than three times the national average.
More than 50 Chamber members joined us down in our nation’s capital to meet with our regional congressional delegation.
Today, Philadelphia remains the poorest big city in the country. And although the new report found that the poverty rate had dipped slightly, and the number of people living in poverty has dropped, the improvement in the poverty rate merely makes up lost ground since the 2008 recession.
Check out the op-ed in the Inquirer by Chamber CEO Rob Wonderling and Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council President Ryan Boyer about how we can create an inclusive prosperity for all neighborhoods in Philadelphia.
The CEO Access Network seeks to help disability-, LGBTQ-, minority-, veteran-, and women-owned companies thrive and share in our city’s prosperity.
Politicians can add more sunshine to the legislative process rather than passing laws via backroom deals or adding amendments to bills without public input or scrutiny.
There is no one magic law or program that will bring an end to gun violence in our city. Instead, we must address its root cause and find the right mix of tools, services, and programs to best serve our neighborhoods.
We want to deliver a message to local government and show them that people all across Philadelphia support the Business Owners’ Bill of Rights.
The population of Philadelphia is slowly and steadily growing. But here’s the thing – our population growth is slower than MOST large cities across the United States. And we need to do something about it.