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.
Policies that foster a strong business environment, such as the Business Owner’s Bill of Rights, will incentivize our commercial corridors, improve overall business development, and enhance ongoing mentorship programs.
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.
During last Thursday’s City Council session, Councilwoman Cherelle Parker introduced a new bill to implement a citywide cleaning program that will create up to 300 new jobs.
Council Connectors are people who own and operate businesses across the city. We know that increasing the number of jobs in the city — particularly in neighborhoods — is critical to tackling the city's biggest challenges.
As City Council resumes this week, we are excited to introduce our Council Connectors.
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.