New Nonstop Flights to Copenhagen, Naples, and Nice from PHL Bring Business Opportunities

American Airlines is launching new nonstop service to three European destinations next summer, a move that has people in Greater Philadelphia excited about the many ways that will be great for business.

Beginning in summer 2024 and into October 2024, passengers will be able to fly nonstop between Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Copenhagen, Denmark (CPH); Naples, Italy (NAP); and Nice, France (NCE). Flights to the three new European destinations went on sale August 20, 2023, for travel to Nice beginning May 6, 2024; Naples starting June 5, 2024; and Copenhagen inaugurating June 6, 2024. The news […]

Ramp Health Overcomes Challenges, Expands Model to Reflect Changing Needs

Imagine that your business model involves visiting your clients’ employees in their workplaces. Then, suddenly, those workplaces are strictly off-limits to your team.

Many companies were faced with existential moments at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but as an onsite provider of health and wellness services, Ramp Health, then known as Wellness Coaches, faced a unique challenge. Unlike many other companies, they couldn’t just send their employees home with a laptop. 

What happened next embodied the innovation that occurs every day in Greater Philadelphia’s business community – companies […]

GLG Finds Wealth of Talent in Greater Philadelphia

Sometimes, Ranger Mack takes calls in the aptly named 1776 Conference Room in GLG’s offices in the historic Bourse Building in Philadelphia. At home, his four-year-old son sleeps next to a Bryce Harper bobblehead doll and insists on wearing the same Eagles shirt to school every day.

It might be too much for a transplanted New Yorker like Mack to bear – except that he is co-head of GLG’s expanding Philadelphia client service hub. In the year since GLG created a hub in […]

Pennsylvania Governor’s Strategy of Collaboration Paves Way For Business Expansion in Greater Philadelphia Region

The Governor of Pennsylvania is having a moment, and Greater Philadelphia’s business community is one of the beneficiaries.

When a tanker fire caused an overpass to collapse on I-95 – one of the most heavily traveled parts of one of the busiest highways in the United States – experts predicted it would take months to rebuild. Instead, Gov. Josh Shapiro and his Administration acted immediately to cut red tape and devise an innovative plan with a local company and Chamber member, Aero Aggregates, to create a temporary bridge. The Pennsylvania […]

Leonardo Provides a Flight Map for Multinational Companies in Greater Philadelphia

In a hangar at Northeast Philadelphia Airport, there exists a window to the world.

It’s in this massive space that more than 800 employees of Leonardo Helicopters, an Italian-based company with deep roots in Greater Philadelphia, design and build customized helicopters for both military and civilian use, as well as train the pilots who will carry commuters and medical patients, conduct search and rescue operations, fight fires, protect the environment, and perform many other missions around the globe.

It’s also where two distinct yet complementary cultures – one Italian […]

ICS Expansion to Philadelphia Driven by Talent, Markets, Location, and Culture

A growing FinTech company based in Australia looks for a North American home, searches far and wide, and selects Philadelphia. But for new entrant ICS that isn’t the entire story. The truth is, “Philly picked us,” said Christian Eriksen, Chief Commercial Officer of ICS, which opened its U.S. office in Philadelphia in September 2022.

“When you start out as an Australian company, and you want to expand into the United States, it doesn’t come without challenges,” he said.

As the search continued – and ICS hired two senior executives […]

Opportunities Abound for Women in Greater Philadelphia’s Life Sciences Industry

Greater Philadelphia’s life sciences industry is booming thanks to an abundance of resources, infrastructure, and a talented workforce that increasingly consists of women who are driving the region’s growth, according to an analysis released recently by the Chamber.

The Chamber’s analysis, using data from Bureau of Labor Statistics extracted by Lightcast, a global labor market data and analytics company, showed life sciences companies in the region employ about 4,000 more women than men in key occupations such as biochemists, biophysicists, and other scientists and technicians. Over the past decade, industry job growth among women has been 12% […]

Pennsylvania Makes Business-Friendly Statement with New Economic Development Initiatives

A better path to Pennsylvania is being built for companies looking to relocate and expand.

Just days into his administration, Governor Josh Shapiro quickly signed two transformative executive orders, demonstrating that Pennsylvania will do what is needed to drive economic growth and ensure the state is a friendly place to do business.

The first order established the Pennsylvania Office of Transformation and Opportunity and the Economic Development Strategy Group under the direction of Ben Kirshner, founder and former Chairman and CEO of Tinuiti. The second aims to

February 27th, 2023|Our News|0 Comments

Key Elements in Greater Philadelphia Will Power Continued Growth Among Life Sciences and Cell and Gene Therapy Companies

Companies in Greater Philadelphia’s fast-growing life sciences industry are immersed every day in the very building blocks of human life. But to prosper, these same companies also depend on three building blocks of successful businesses: talent, real estate, and investment.

And after a blockbuster year, each of these key areas is poised to help companies deliver even more growth in 2023; this is no small thing. The efforts of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia to attract high-flying companies and those with the potential to soar are transforming the region’s economy and workforce and resulting in […]

January 25th, 2023|Our News|0 Comments

Chamber’s Business Attraction Efforts Double in 2022

In 2022, more company CEOs and entrepreneurs heard the message, “Select Greater Philadelphia,” as the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia increased efforts to identify, engage, and assist organizations looking to locate or expand in the region. Those activities included targeted outreach and marketing to executives, especially C-level leaders in life sciences and cell and gene therapy, and an aggressive conference and trade show calendar. “As a result, project activity in 2022 – measured by leads and prospects – is more than double what it was in 2021. Activity is actually on track to be 3.5 times the Chamber’s seven-year […]

December 22nd, 2022|Our News|0 Comments
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