As we are half way through our fiscal year and launching into 2020, let’s reflect on – and celebrate – a few of the milestones our Select Greater Philadelphia team accomplished by working with and through our investors and partners over the past several months.
New Companies & Jobs
Select welcomed nine new companies over the past six months that we worked directly with to help them establish operations in our collective community. These new operations – ranging from energy consultancy and financial services to biopharma – have created 25 new jobs with plans to grow across our region.
Continuing to Showcase Our Assets
Starting off the New Year, Greater Philadelphia is featured in a full-page advertisement in the January edition of Site Selection magazine, specifically showcasing our robust and growing life sciences and cell and gene therapy R&D expertise. This publication reaches 48,000+/- real estate and site selection professionals across North America and Europe. Thanks to our collaboration with the CEO Council for Growth’s Cell and Gene Therapy and Connected Health Initiative, a similar version of this ad is appearing on digital billboards at San Francisco International Airport during the largest and most informative health care investment symposium in the world, the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, which is set for January 13-16, 2020. And this past fall, Select’s Meghan Kelly showcased Greater Philadelphia’s pharmaceutical and manufacturing story at the CPhI Worldwide conference in Frankfurt, Germany. This three-day conference, which is attended by more than 45,000 life sciences leaders, is the largest pharmaceutical exhibition in the world uniting professionals and suppliers focused on packaging, outsourcing, machinery, ingredients, and more. Joining Meghan as a co-presenter was Mindy Rudolph of Select investor Cozen O’Connor who shared U.S. regulatory insights. CPhI North America is set to host its next conference in Philadelphia in May 2020, and Select is working in collaboration with our CEO Council for Growth and other partners to maximize our connections at that conference and others.
Emmy Award-Winning TV Program
Our Growing Greater Philadelphia television program with NBC10 won a second Emmy in as many years from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) for our “Resources for Every Creator” segment featuring REC Philly. The NATAS represents the best of the television industry, and we at Select, in partnership with NBC10, are thrilled to receive this recognition for our program, a novel concept that had never been done prior to its debut show in December of 2016. The full episode – “Growing Greater Philadelphia: Communities of Change” – is available on our YouTube page and our website. Special thanks to NBC10’s John Lewis, program writer, producer, and director; Carol Dooling of NBC10’s Special Projects team; and Rob Halpern, Matt Boline, and Ric Harris of the NBC10 Leadership Team for believing in this concept and in our efforts at Select Greater Philadelphia. We share these compelling videos with prospects considering Greater Philadelphia as a way to bring to life the stories of business growth, talent, and innovation in our community. Please invest the time to watch – and share – these dynamic and inspiring stories.
New Site Search Tool
Select encourages our investors and partners to utilize our new site search tool called LoopLink, which is now available on our website under the “Data and Resources” tab. LoopLink is a map-based commercial property listing and search tool that helps site selectors and businesses find the right location and promote available commercial real estate. Explore our Greater Philadelphia communities by entering the name of one of our 11 counties to receive even more data on property listings that are currently active on the market. If you have questions and ideas related to this new LoopLink tool, please contact our Research Analyst James Medaglio at (215) 790-3688 or [email protected].
Telling Innovative Stories of Growing Our Economy
We continue to produce Growing Greater, our novel podcast that is telling the stories of innovators old and new who are transforming Greater Philadelphia. Reaching several thousand listeners each week and growing, our podcast is the newest tool in our toolkit to communicate with – and inspire – prospects and site selectors about why our community is the perfect place to establish and grow a company and a career. We also continued our Growing Greater Live programs, hosting two of our interviews with live studio audiences at venues across the region and featuring Brian O’Neill of The Discovery Labs and David L. Cohen of Comcast.
Entering the New Year
The work we do every day at Select Greater Philadelphia is made possible thanks to the support and active engagement from our investors, partners, emissaries, and other supporters. Their investment of time, funds, resources, ideas, and connections allow us to promote the regional business assets of our collective community, ultimately helping to attract new companies, jobs, and talent to our northern Delaware, southern New Jersey, and southeastern Pennsylvania neighborhoods.
We look forward to working with our collective community of supporters to deliver even better outcomes in 2020 and beyond. To grow your company, career and connections while helping to promote our region, please consider becoming an investor of Select Greater Philadelphia.