Entries by Sydney Stressman

Novel Business Attraction Podcast Launches Year Two
Showcasing business growth to help attract new companies and new jobs is the core focus of our “Growing Greater Philadelphia” program

Philadelphia, PA – January  3, 2019 – The Growing Greater Philadelphia Podcast and Radio program is set to launch year two when its newest episode drops on Friday, January 11, 2019.  This special episode, recorded in front of a live studio audience, features an in-depth conversation with Independence Blue Cross CEO Daniel J. Hilferty about […]

New Castle County Receives $250,000 Grant

New Castle County in Delaware is one of three communities nationwide to receive a $250,000 grant from the Youth Workforce Fund. This aligns with Citi Foundation’s three-year $100 million initiative called Pathways to Progress, which reduces youth unemployment through training and access to jobs. The Youth Workforce Funds grant will provide paid work experience for […]

South Jersey Gas Opens Atlantic City, NJ HQ

South Jersey Gas opened a new headquarters in Atlantic City, NJ this November. The opening celebration included board members, business leaders, elected officials, employees, project partners, and others. “It’s just the latest in a string of celebrations that all point to one irrefutable fact: Atlantic City is back,” Governor Phil Murphy said. This is expected […]

Greater Philadelphia Public High Schools Featured on Top 100 List

Forty schools in Greater Philadelphia were among the highest-scoring schools on the most recent Keystone Exams according to a Philadelphia Business Journal analysis of Pennsylvania Department of Education data. This exam measures high schoolers’ skills in three subjects: biology, algebra and literature. The subject is labeled from advanced, proficient, basic or below basic. The following Greater […]

GoPuff Announces Greater Philadelphia Expansion Project

The Drexel University alumni-founded company, GoPuff, is investing $4 million into their Philadelphia expansion project. The new 30,000-square-foot headquarters will provide over 150 full-time jobs. GoPuff is also adding 10 new warehouses across Pennsylvania in Allegheny, Chester, Dauphin, Lackawanna, and Philadelphia counties, which are expected to create over 500 jobs in the Greater Philadelphia area […]

Philadelphia is the Top City for ‘Bleisure’ Travel

Philadelphia is the fourth top city for “bleisure” travel, which is a combination of business and leisure. A new study by TravelBank analyzed the 25 largest U.S. cities on four factors that influenced adding leisure time into a business trip: entertainment, walkability, average hotel rates, and restaurants. “Business travel can prime the pump for future […]

PHL Airport Ranked Among Best In U.S.

The Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) was ranked number seven among the 15 best airports in the United States. A new report by the Points Guy, a lifestyle and travel brand, ranked the 30 busiest airports on flying factors, such as on-time flight statistics, number of passengers per lounge and restaurant, transportation costs, and more. “Our […]

Virtua Named ‘Most Wired’ For The 5th Year

Virtua has been recognized by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) as the ‘Most Wired’ health organization for the fifth straight year. The Marlton, NJ-based hospital received this ranking due to their leadership in the use of information technology (IT) to improve healthcare. The CHIME Most Wired program identifies practices and promotes the […]

NJEDA Boosts Innovation Economy In New Jersey

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), plans to boost the New Jersey economy through job creation, diversifying the workforce, increasing the annual median wage, and investing in urban communities. “We need to recapture our leadership position. We’ve fallen off in venture capital investment to New Jersey companies, and we think it’s really important to […]

Three Major Changes to Opportunity Zone Regulations

The Department of Treasury announced new regulations and clarifications on the Opportunity Zone program. “I think Treasury and IRS took a practical approach that will facilitate investments in these designated areas,” said Lisa Starczewski, co-chair of Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney’s Tax Section and Opportunity Zones team. This initiative is a part of the Tax Cut […]