The CEO Council for Growth (CEO Council) is a devoted group of business, higher education, and civic leaders who commit their time and efforts to enhancing economic growth and prosperity in the 11-county region across northern Delaware, southern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania. The CEO Council is an initiative of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia influencing regional and national policy through advocacy.

The CEO Council advocates through its members and engaged stakeholders to revitalize and enhance the region's mobility, talent, innovation and business growth climate.

  • Innovation

    The region's strengths translate to key assets for a vibrant economy of entrepreneurship and innovation, which can position Greater Philadelphia for accelerated company development and growth.

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  • Regional Mobility

    Our mobility agenda seeks to improve our region's physical connectivity by advocating for infrastructure improvements to ensure a modern, multimodal transportation system.

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  • Talent

    The core principles of our talent agenda focus on the needs of both the business and higher education communities. Together we advocate to enhance access to higher education, support work to improve college completion, and advocate for high-skilled immigration reform.

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The CEO Council focuses on key developments and industries that will strengthen our economy, create jobs and drive the region forward.

  • Energy

    We support the growth of the region's energy sector through infrastructure improvements, and business attraction.

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  • Higher Education

    The Regional College & University Presidents' Alliance provides opportunities for collaboration and collective advocacy on issues critical to the higher education community.

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  • Health Care Innovation

    As a region rich in “eds & meds”, accelerating medical innovations that enhance health care delivery, data, and technology will improve patient outcomes and drive down health care costs.

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The CEO Council recognizes that an engaged regional business leadership is critical for Greater Philadelphia to compete in a global economy. The tri-state regional group leverages direct engagement of the private sector and higher education institution leadership to achieve its goals.

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  • An action plan for the Philly region’s infrastructure

    This article was originally published on Philly.com. by Rob Wonderling & Gregory A. Kelly In anticipation of President Trump’s proposal to generate a trillion-dollar investment for our nation’s infrastructure, the CEO Council for Growth, a council of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, worked with public and private partners to develop a plan called […]

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  • Federal Legislative Update: June 2017

    The CEO Council for Growth (CEO Council) leads our region forward by envisioning a stronger, more competitive community, convening decision-makers, taking action, and advocating for policies and practices that strengthen our regional economy. The CEO Council is committed to enhancing economic growth and prosperity in our region through regional and national policy. This update summarizes […]

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  • CEO Council for Growth Hosts Annual Forum

    The Congressional delegation of the Greater Philadelphia region joined the CEO Council for Growth (CEO Council) at Drexel University in West Philadelphia on March 6, 2017 for its annual meeting to discuss policy issues related to infrastructure, talent and innovation. Over 70 business, civic and higher education leaders from the Greater Philadelphia region convened with […]

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