Member Perspective: William R. Sasso, Esq.

Guest Commentator: William R. Sasso, Esq., Chairman, Select Greater Philadelphia Council @SelectPHL; Chairman, Stradley Ronon @StradleyRonon

Why is business attraction work important to a region’s success?

Greater Philadelphia is recognized as one of the most competitive locations to do business. Our community offers everything that a company could ask for: a centralized location at the heart of the vast Northeast market, a thriving economy, a robust transportation infrastructure and a dynamic talent pool generated from the more than 100 colleges and universities within our region.

In addition to these assets, a region needs a voice that markets this information to the rest […]

Philly’s Navy yard is a force of innovation


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The Philadelphia Navy Yard is seen as an apex of business parks nationwide.

In 1776, a war for independence was raging between Great Britain and the 13 colonies of what would one day become the United States of America. It was that same year the Continental Congress leased land in Philadelphia to support naval defense, and in 1868, what is known today as the Navy Yard became an official U.S. Navy site.

Like many things in Philadelphia, it holds a “firsts” title, being the first shipyard in the world to use dry docks in […]

Growing Greater Philadelphia: Fostering economic growth across the region

The Chamber’s Select Greater Philadelphia Council, in collaboration with NBC10/Telemundo62, has created Growing Greater Philadelphia, a unique television and digital program that highlights the Greater Philadelphia region’s business assets and success stories.

This original program shines the spotlight on the exciting economic development and business growth stories happening across our 11-county community of Greater Philadelphia. This project enhances Greater Philadelphia’s image and reputation as the place to establish and grow a business among regional, national, and international audiences by telling the stories of business successes from across the community.

Tune in to NBC10 at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, […]

Life Sciences Yields $24.6B for Greater Philadelphia

$6.3B in investments are woven into economic fabric of the region

The Greater Philadelphia Region (GPR) is positioned to lead the next stage of disruption within the spectrum of Life Sciences disciplines, thanks to its world-renowned research institutions, top biomedical programs, and a healthy ecosystem of small and large enterprises and investment activity. A new study, the Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Report, the jointly produced by Ben Franklin, BioAdvance, CEO Council for Growth, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, EY, Life Sciences PA, the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technology (PACT), Philadelphia Works, Select Greater Philadelphia Council, and […]