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.

Greater Philadelphia Startup Culture Emerging as Economic Force in the Region

Will Sanderson grew up in northern New Jersey, or, as he puts it, “Philly adjacent.” He moved to the Greater Philadelphia region when his wife did a residency and medical fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), and he was a Senior Product Manager with MachineQ, a Comcast-owned technology company focused on the Internet of Things (IoT).

Jeff Stade earned a master’s degree in urban spatial analytics at Penn and was a senior product manager at Tidelift, an open-source software company.

They were friends of friends with something in common. They wanted to start their own […]

Philadelphia Leads Nation in Growth of College-Educated 25- to 34-Year-Olds

In a recent report released by Campus Philly and produced in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia (the Chamber), Philadelphia Works, and the City of Philadelphia Commerce Department, the region received an exceptional grade for its growth in bachelor’s degree-holding young people and retention of college graduates. That’s good news for organizations seeking talent, including those considering locating or expanding in the region.

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PHL and Cold Storage Company Announce Cargo Expansion in Greater Philadelphia Region

The cargo market at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is getting hotter, even as one project is getting “cooler.” 

Earlier this month, Bristol Group, Inc. announced that it will build a 261,000-square-foot climate-controlled cargo facility on nearly 17 acres at PHL. The Cool Port will offer cooler and freezer temperatures to store cargo, emphasizing high-growth sectors such as pharmaceuticals, life sciences, perishable food, and specialized electronics. 

“Having a state-of-the-art cold storage facility at PHL will make our airport the premier cargo airport in the eastern United States, given our location […]

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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 […]

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