Mayor Kenney delivers fourth annual address to the business community

On January 31, Mayor Kenney addressed over 1,600 members of the business community, highlighted our city's successes, and detailed where his administration and the business community still have work to do.

Testimony: The Chamber supports prudent solutions for the management of controlled substances

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH
PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL
PUBLIC HEARING

Friday, November 30, 2018
City Hall, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19107

Written Testimony by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia on Bill 180888

The Chamber’s mission is to attract, retain, and grow jobs for the city and region. We follow principles of economic competitiveness to guide our public policy. We believe that government at all levels must operate in an efficient way to maximize the services that it provides, and the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia will work with other organizations to advance an agenda leading to economic growth […]

Testimony: The Chamber advocates for sound workplace legislation

COMMITTEE ON LAW AND GOVERNMENT
PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL
PUBLIC HEARING

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
City Hall, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19107

Testimony submitted by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia on Bill 180649

According to a recent survey of service sector workers in Philadelphia, 92% within the food service, retail and hospitality industry are satisfied with the efforts of their employer to be flexible and support work/life balance.

Like you, we want a vibrant and thriving Philadelphia where families are healthy and prosperous. Our employees, customers and future workforce live, work and learn here. The Chamber recognizes the depth of […]

Chamber writes Open Letter to Council

In response to recent legislative activity surrounding the FY19 budget and recent amendments to a proposed 1% tax on construction across the city, the Chamber has released an open letter to Council that details our support for Mayor Kenney’s strategy to fund schools locally and continues opposes targeted industry taxes.

Read the full letter below:

Dear Philadelphia City Councilmembers,

As the FY19 Budget cycle is coming to a close, we are writing to clearly state our members’ priorities.

As a general matter, the Chamber supports increased funding for the School District of Philadelphia, affordable housing and the homestead exemption. The Chamber also supports continuing […]

Testimony: The Chamber advocates for government policies that enhance regional competitiveness

Yvette Núñez (Vice President of Civic Affairs at the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia) provides comment on strategies the City can use to grow its tax base and expand opportunities for all Philadelphians.

John A. Fry testifies the importance of the Northeast Corridor at US House Appropriations Subcommittee

On the morning of April 11, 2018, John Fry, Chair of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, testified the importance of investing in the Northeast Corridor to the US House Committee on Appropriations.

Rob Writes Letter to Secretary Chao in Support of TIGER Funding for SEPTA 30th Street Station

Chamber President & CEO, Rob Wonderling shares his support of TIGER funding to allow SEPTA to transform its 30th Street Station into a modern, 21st century facility, fully capable of supporting the large-scale economic development activities planned for the immediate area.

New Coalition Launched to Promote Rail Infrastructure Investment Across Northeast Corridor

This press release was originally published by Holland & Knight LLP.

(Washington, D.C.) —  A diverse group of businesses and community stakeholders today announced the formation of the Coalition for the Northeast Corridor (CNEC) – a group brought together to realize the Corridor’s potential by advocating for federal infrastructure investment and to pursue an ambitious vision for growth.

CNEC members rely on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) to move and sustain a workforce that contributes $50 billion annually to the American economy.   The “NEC Infrastructure Master Plan” estimated that the NEC will need $52 billion over the next 20 […]

What a Tax Overhaul Means for the Business Community

Last month, the Chamber was pleased to host a roundtable with U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. to discuss the prospects of a comprehensive tax overhaul in a new Congress and Administration next year. Senator Casey serves on the Senate Committee on Finance which is responsible for taxation and revenue to the United States government. His position on the committee makes him a powerful voice in Congress on the issue of tax reform.

The legislative recess before the November election allowed Senator Casey to break away from business on Capitol Hill to meet in Philadelphia with a cross-section of the Chamber […]