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' Council 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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  • Federal Legislative Update

    The CEO Council is pleased to provide its summary of legislative issues that we view as critical to growing Greater Philadelphia’s economy and quality of life.  The CEO Council is committed to enhancing economic growth and prosperity in our region through regional and national policy. These issues below and many others will be part of […]

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  • More than 100 apply for health care innovation project

    The Health Care Innovation Collaborative program initiated last year by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s CEO Council for Growth received 115 applications from people and companies with ideas to improve care and outcomes for patients with chronic disease The collaborative, formed in May, includes area health care organizations, academic research institutions, and the investor […]

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  • Health Care Innovation Collaborative Announces New Member Christiana Care Health System, Strong Application Numbers As Deadline Approaches

    Christiana Care Health System becomes ninth member of the Collaborative; generating interest in region and world ahead of January 15thdeadline PHILADELPHIA, January 11, 2016 – The CEO Council for Growth (“CEO Council”) announced that its Health Care Innovation Collaborative (“Collaborative”) is receiving strong interest from innovators around the country and world to work with Collaborative […]

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