PA Governor’s Economic Development Strategy Emphasizes Life Sciences Growth

Governor Josh Shapiro’s 10-year state Economic Development Strategy, which he unveiled on January 30, 2024, followed by his 2024-25 Budget Proposal, emphasizes the leading role the life sciences sector will continue to play in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s future and includes investments in economic development, job creation, and innovation.

Created with the Commonwealth’s Department of Community and Economic Development, the strategy, which is available to read in full at, capitalizes on the state’s strengths. The plan specifically emphasizes five defined high-growth, high-value sectors where Pennsylvania already holds a profound competitive advantage and can expect […]

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 […]

Award-Winning Biotech Training Program to Begin Recruitment with New Employer Partner in Life Sciences

The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative and The Wistar Institute are collaborating once again with support from the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation and the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia to bring their award-winning expansion of Wistar’s Biomedical Technician Training Program to a new partner, VintaBio, Inc. This workforce development training will support the talent needs of the rapidly growing cell and gene therapy manufacturing organization.

In the spring of 2023, VintaBio emerged from stealth with its newly appointed CEO, Dr. David Radspinner, $64 million in funding, and a purpose-built gene therapy manufacturing facility in The Navy Yard. Building on this success, […]

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

Discovery Starts with SAPA-GP and Amicus Therapeutics’ Haichen Yang, MD, MA, MBA

Freshly graduated from medical school, Dr. Haichen Yang embarked on her journey to the U.S. With 30 years of experience developing new medicine under her belt, her relentless desire to learn and stay at the forefront of the biopharmaceutical sector all comes down to helping people.

Throughout her endeavor, Dr. Yang, Vice President of Clinical Research at Amicus Therapeutics, developed a specific interest in neuroscience and rare diseases and used her skills to bring new drugs to market. Dr. Yang has led […]

Momentum Makers: Leonardo Helicopters US

Italy-based Leonardo is among the eight largest defense contractors in the world, with a 2022 annual revenue of €14.7 ($15.5) billion. With more than 51,000 employees worldwide, Leonardo produces a wide variety of products, from aircraft, defense electronics, space systems, automation, cyber security, and surveillance drones.

Leonardo’s headquarters for its U.S. helicopter operations is located in Greater Philadelphia near the Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE). Hear from Clyde Woltman, CEO of Leonardo Helicopters US, on why Leonardo selected Greater Philadelphia as its North American hub and how our region allows this international manufacturing juggernaut to thrive.

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