Grow PA Supports HB 796 to Connect Local Schools and Businesses

On June 14, 2019, Rob Wonderling, President and CEO, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, writes a letter urging the Members of the House Education Committee to support HB 796. This bi-partisan bill encourages partnerships between businesses and local schools, which will lead students to sustainable career paths and ultimately strengthen the future’s workforce.


Dear Chairmen Sonney and Roebuck, and Members of the House Education Committee:

I write today to offer our support for HB 796 introduced by Representatives Jared Solomon, Aaron Bernstine, and Kate Klunk and scheduled to appear before your Committee on June 17th.

This bi-partisan bill gets right […]

A coworking space wants to rejuvenate this small Rust Belt city

This article was originally published as part of the Grow PA solutions journalism project, published by Technical.ly and underwritten in part by The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.

Foundry CoWork, a fledgling coworking space in Meadville, Pa., wants to fight industry flight by becoming a hub for ragtag entrepreneurs and community organizers.

Meadville, Pa., is a small city of under 13,000 nestled in the northwestern part of the state. Throughout most of the 20th century, it was known for being the home of manufacturers such as Talon Zipper, rayon factoryAmerican Viscose Corporation and tool company Channellock — earning the moniker Tool City, USA.

However, […]

February 12th, 2018|Categories: Grow PA, State|0 Comments

Grow PA: Republican gubernatorial candidates will debate economic policy in Philadelphia

This article was originally published as part of the Grow PA solutions journalism project, published by Technical.ly and underwritten in part by The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.

Join the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia for a Grow PA debate at the National Constitution Center on March 6.

In January, Gov. Tom Wolf joined the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia to give the business community a peek into his economic development platform for 2018 and share a few thoughts on Grow PA, the evolving statewide economic agenda that aims to influence state policies around healthcare, infrastructure and higher education.

Now the […]

February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Grow PA, State|0 Comments