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Stories From Our Region: April 2024

Re:Dish Turns Dishwashing into a Business – and a Solution to a Global Problem

In practice, circularity can mean something as simple as washing more dishes. And for a relatively new company called Re:Dish, it’s a business opportunity that is expanding into Greater Philadelphia and beyond.

Greater Philadelphia Chamber Champions Tech Talent Growth

Gain an in-depth look into the Chamber’s efforts to promote Greater Philadelphia’s tech talent attraction story to the global tech community and grow the region’s technology ecosystem.

Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Purchase HP Hood facility in Northeast Philadelphia

The purchase will

Re:Dish Turns Dishwashing into a Business – and a Solution to a Global Problem

Photo Credit: Visko Hatfield

Sometimes the best ideas arise from the simplest of things.  

Among policymakers and academics in the sustainability world, the concept of circularity has recently been garnering increased traction. In theory, circularity refers to the reusing of plastics or other resources as often as possible to reduce waste and the emissions caused by products that are only used once.

In practice, circularity can mean something as simple as washing more dishes. And for a relatively new company called Re:Dish, it’s a business opportunity.

Greater Philadelphia Chamber Champions Tech Talent Growth

The Greater Philadelphia region is expected to see an increase of 1,200 tech jobs in the coming year, according to data projections from the Computing Technology Industry Association’s State of the Tech Workforce reference tool, as reported this month in the Philadelphia Inquirer. That’s validating news for the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia (the Chamber), which has prioritized promoting and growing the region’s technology sector. Nikki Pumphrey, the Chamber’s Vice President, Talent and Workforce, said technology companies looking to locate or expand in the Greater […]

Preventx Finds a U.S. Business – and Cultural – Home in Greater Philadelphia

Nick Malhomme grew up in the U.K. and spent the past 16 years living in Spain and France, so he knows a thing or two about adjusting to new places. But still, he was surprised when he met his new neighbors in the Greater Philadelphia town of Wynnewood. 

“We wanted to meet people, so we invited neighbors over for a couple of drinks,” said Malhomme, the International Development Director at Preventx, a U.K.-based provider of at-home sexual health testing. “I had been getting around by walking and cycling and maneuvering […]

Stories From Our Region: March 2024

Preventx Finds a U.S. Business – and Cultural – Home in Greater Philadelphia

Preventx, a U.K.-based provider of at-home sexual health testing, has found a home in Greater Philadelphia, citing the proximity to key markets and the depth and richness of the region’s healthcare ecosystem as major factors for the location decision.

Italian Company Thema Selects Greater Philadelphia for U.S. Expansion

Thema, a CompLife Italia Group company, is a medical device consultancy headquartered in Northern Italy. A visit to Philadelphia in November 2023 by a four-person delegation led by Thema Founder and CEO Marisa Testa

Italian Company Thema Selects Greater Philadelphia for U.S. Expansion

Thema, a CompLife Italia Group company, is a medical device consultancy located in the Northern Italian town of Imola, in the Metropolitan City of Bologna. A visit to Philadelphia in November 2023 by a four-person delegation led by Thema Founder and CEO Marisa Testa resulted in the company’s first U.S. expansion.

The journey to our region began with a conference and an introduction to the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia (the Chamber) from the Pennsylvania Department […]

Stories From Our Region: February 2024

Reach Technology’s Journey From England Came Through an All-American Philly Tailgate

A year ago, Jonty Ward, Chief Commercial Officer of Reach Technology Group, couldn’t pinpoint Philadelphia on a map – not that he should have been expected to. Now, thanks to the city’s local pride, no-nonsense approach, and the region’s economic and community benefits, Ward calls Greater Philadelphia home.

Greater Philadelphia Raises $2.4 Billion Across 403 VC Deals in 2023

On February 26, 2024, the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT), in conjunction with PitchBook,released its 2023 Philadelphia Venture Report. The findings portray a […]

Reach Technology’s Journey From England Came Through an All-American Philly Tailgate

A year ago, Jonty Ward, Chief Commercial Officer of Reach Technology Group, couldn’t pinpoint Greater Philadelphia on a map – not that he should have been expected to. Ward grew up in Sheffield, England, where his growing software solutions company is based.

Now, Ward has been to a Philadelphia Eagles game – “we won” – wears a Philadelphia 76ers shirt to work, and speaks with local pride when it comes to touting the region’s economic and community […]

Greater Philadelphia Raises $2.4 Billion Across 403 VC Deals in 2023

On February 26, 2024, the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT), in conjunction with PitchBook, released its 2023 Philadelphia Venture Report. The report covers dealmaking trends across sectors, stages, exits, and fundraising. The findings portray a resilient region that remained strong despite a nationwide slowdown in VC dealmaking in 2023, particularly in the pre-seed and seed funding stages. In 2023, Greater Philadelphia accumulated $2.4 billion in investment across 403 deals, maintaining its position among the top five most active regions nationally for venture deals. The report stated […]

Stories From Our Region: January 2024

South Korea-based InBody Selects Greater Philadelphia After Recruiting Effort

For InBody, Greater Philadelphia checked all the boxes when it came to accessing a growing cluster of top hospitals and medical facilities, proximity to large metropolitan areas, a transportation network, and affordability.

Tap Into the Chamber’s Business Expansion Services

Our Business Attraction and Expansion team, our Select website, and the numerous resources we provide at no cost aim to make the region more accessible to site selectors and real estate representatives working to grow or expand their companies in Greater Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Landmark to Become Logistical […]

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