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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tap Into the Chamber’s Business Expansion Services

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia (the Chamber) has served businesses in our region since our inception in 1801. That’s more than 220 years of expertise – and relationships – that companies considering Greater Philadelphia as a location to grow their business can lean into for support.

We bring together business and civic leaders across industries and sectors, promote growth, and create opportunity in our 11-county region, which includes the City of Philadelphia and all of southeastern Pennsylvania, northern Delaware, and southern New Jersey. 

Greater Philadelphia: Achieve Your Vision Here

The Chamber, through our Select Greater […]

January 21st, 2024|Our News|0 Comments

South Korea-based InBody Selects Greater Philadelphia After Recruiting Effort

When InBody, a fast-growing global medical device company based in South Korea, looked to expand its U.S. business to the East Coast, executives considered the usual suspects – Greater Philadelphia, New York, and Boston.

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.

But there was one thing that the InBody Co. Ltd. team didn’t anticipate, said Chief Executive Officer Rami Lee, was the lengths that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (the Commonwealth) and the Chamber of Commerce for […]

Discovery Starts with Roquette’s Morrison Boateng, Jr.

For Morrison Boateng, Jr., a Pharmaceutical Application Scientist at Roquette, a Chamber member company, the search for a family-friendly community and a region well-equipped to advance his career led him to Greater Philadelphia.

“I grew up in Ghana, West Africa, until I was 16,” said Boateng. “Then my family and I moved to the Bronx, and I finished high school and earned my undergraduate and graduate degrees in New York. After 17 years in New York, it was time to figure out where my wife and I […]

Building Momentum in Greater Philadelphia: Our 2023 Year in Review

Greater Philadelphia’s business community experienced tremendous growth in 2023 – including highlights like becoming the home of two Nobel Prize winners, bringing in more than $1.78 billion in investment funding, and receiving two federal hub designations in our 11-county region. This year’s accomplishments raised the region’s national profile and supported the local economy, helping organizations of every size and sector to succeed.

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia (the Chamber), through Select Greater Philadelphia (Select), has focused on telling the powerful story of our region as a global leader – in business, education, life […]

The Biden-Harris Administration Selects Greater Philadelphia

Greater Philadelphia has welcomed the national spotlight since the Biden-Harris Administration announced two regional hub designations last month in alignment with our Chamber 2028 vision. The region’s desirability, boasting a central East Coast location, flourishing technology and innovation scene, top-notch talent, collaborative business community, and exemplary livability, is at the forefront.

The Mid-Atlantic Clean Hydrogen Hub (MACH2) and the Greater Philadelphia Region Precision Medicine Tech Hub will officially call Greater Philadelphia home, the announcements made just ten days apart. These investments position […]

November 30th, 2023|Our News|0 Comments

PA Governor and Philadelphia Mayor-Elect Move Fast to Help Businesses and Create Jobs

Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro took office in January 2023, promising to enact policies that slash red tape, streamline processes, and make it easier to do business in the Commonwealth – and his first year has been spent making that happen

Now, Philadelphia Mayor-elect Cherelle Parker is promising much of the same for the Commonwealth’s largest city. The first woman and Black woman mayor in the history of Philadelphia campaigned on a platform of inclusive economic growth that puts a premium on creating jobs […]

November 29th, 2023|Our News|0 Comments
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