A Region of Firsts: Greater Philadelphia leverages its historic position as a global leader in life sciences

This article was originally published in the May edition of the Site Selection Magazine.

When George Morgan wrote the history of Philadelphia and titled it The City of Firsts in 1926, he probably never envisioned that one day that moniker would ring true in so many life-science disciplines.

But it has — and thanks to a new coalition of life-science industry leaders throughout the tri-state Greater Philadelphia region, more firsts are likely to come.

Philadelphia, which gave America its first hospital in 1751 and introduced medical publishing in the early 1800s, is once again flexing its medical muscle in the form of the […]

Why Philly is a Tech Haven for Medicine Startups

This article was originally published by Free Enterprise on March 10, 2016.

Is Philadelphia the Silicon Valley of health tech innovation? If local investors and healthcare providers have their way, it soon could be.

The area – already well known for its culture and cuisine ­– already has a reputation as a healthcare hub, given that established healthcare companies like Siemens Healthcare, the insurer Independence Blue Cross, and Teva Pharmaceuticals have their U.S. headquarters in the city and its surrounding suburbs. But, the city has the potential to be something more – the go-to place for startups that are disrupting the medical […]

Senators and Congressmen Join Regional Leaders to Discuss Key Economic Development Issues

PHILADELPHIA, March 14, 2016 – Senators Tom Carper, Bob Casey, Jr., and Chris Coons, and Congressmen Brendan Boyle, Ryan Costello, Charlie Dent, Chaka Fattah, Mike Fitzpatrick, Pat Meehan and Donald Norcross joined the CEO Council for Growth (“CEO Council”) and the Regional College & University Presidents’ Circle on Monday to discuss policy issues related to infrastructure, talent and innovation. The meeting serves as a way for Members of Congress to strengthen relationships with the Greater Philadelphia’s business, civic and higher education leaders so that the region’s voice is amplified in Washington, D.C. and that there is coordinated advocacy for federal […]

CEO Council Sends Sen. Carper Letter on Transportation Bill

On Thursday, June 5, Rob Wonderling sent a letter to Senator Thomas Carper of Delaware on behalf of the CEO Council for Growth. In the letter, Wonderling advocates for additional provisions in the surface transportation reauthorization bill that would enable tolling options for states. The revenue that would be generated from tolls could be used for additional infrastructure projects.

As Wonderling notes, “In order to ensure that our region continues to grow, it is essential that we make the investments in our transportation infrastructure that will allow residents to travel safely and efficiently across the tri-state area.”

To read the letter, click […]

Regional Congressional Delegation meets in Philadelphia to discuss economic priorities

Members of Congress from the Greater Philadelphia region met today with business, civic, and higher education leaders at the CEO Council for Growth's second annual Federal Delegation meeting in Center City to discuss federal advocacy priorities aimed at accelerating economic growth in the region.

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