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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  • Cell & Gene Therapy and Connected Health

    Here in the Greater Philadelphia Region we have it all: talented people, cutting edge research, the ability to translate research into business opportunities, and atop it all, a great quality of life.

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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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  • New Videos Support the Cell & Gene Therapy and Connected Health Initiative

    Experience, talent, resources to fund research, willingness of people to help each other —  these are some of traits of the Greater Philadelphia region as described by leaders in cell and gene therapy, gene editing, and connected health in two new videos promoting the region’s leadership role in these sectors.  The bite-size videos – one […]

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  • CEO Council for Growth Releases Premier Publication on Medical Innovations

    Case studies describe advances in medical technology and services happening in Greater Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA — During the last nine months, the Health Care Innovation Collaborative, an initiative of the CEO Council for Growth, has released a series of case studies highlighting game-changing health care innovations happening in the Philadelphia region. Today, the organization is releasing a […]

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  • US Department of Transportation announces PhilaPort to receive $25.5 million

    In a letter to congressional leaders, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced that PhilaPort, the Port of Philadelphia, is expected to receive $25.5 million to complete the second phase of a multi-phase improvement plan at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal.   The project supports the economic strengths of the region’s ports and maritime industry through […]

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