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

Industry Leaders Describe Achieving Their Vision in Greater Philadelphia

Leaders from four companies founded in Greater Philadelphia are sharing how the region’s talent pool and startup ecosystem create an ideal environment for business in a new, three-minute video created by Select Greater Philadelphia. Designed as a resource for entrepreneurs and site selectors who may be considering locating or expanding in the region, Greater Philadelphia: Achieve Your Vision Here features the perspectives of executives from Comcast NBCUniversal, PDC Machines, Spark Therapeutics, and Stimulus Inc. Among the attributes they say set the region apart are innovation, collaboration, funding, quality of […]

November 21st, 2022|Our News|0 Comments

HHS Secretary Becerra Joins U.S. Senator Casey for Visit with Leaders in Greater Philadelphia’s Life Sciences Ecosystem

Greater Philadelphia has the assets and capacity to accelerate science and patient care in the next biotech revolution, and leaders in the region’s life sciences ecosystem had a chance to show that last week when U.S. Senator Bob Casey and the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia welcomed the Honorable Xavier Becerra, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, for a visit. Among the topics for the October 21, 2022, roundtable discussion were developing breakthrough treatments for genetic and life-threatening diseases and collaborating on innovative solutions to grow the region’s life sciences workforce.

Leaders of Greater […]

“Why Greater Philadelphia Ranks #2 As CGT Hub” Featured in Cell & Gene

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia commissioned a study conducted by Econsult Solutions, Inc., titled The State of Cell and Gene Therapy in the Greater Philadelphia Region: A Comparative Analysis, which measured the impact of our region’s progress in cell and gene therapy through five key lenses: research infrastructure, human capital, innovation output, commercial activity, and value proposition. The study compared Greater Philadelphia to 14 other U.S. metros – Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Research Triangle, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington D.C. – […]

Comparative Study Ranks Philadelphia Region #2 Among 14 Cell and Gene Therapy Hubs

For cell and gene therapy companies searching for a desirable destination to locate or expand, Greater Philadelphia has another reason to say, “Select us.” In a newly-released study comparing 14 U.S. cell and gene therapy hubs in five key categories, the Philadelphia region ranks #2 among U.S. locations. Commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia and researched by economic consulting firm Econsult Solutions Inc. (ESI), the study compares cell and gene therapy hubs in research infrastructure, human capital, innovation output, commercial activity, and value proposition. The only other region ranked higher overall […]

September 29th, 2022|Our News|0 Comments
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