Advancing Inclusive Strategies for Economic Growth: A Civic Issues Forum

Friday, April 26, 2024
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

The Greater Philadelphia region stands at a crucial juncture, poised to embrace growth and inclusivity in its business, economic, and workforce development strategies.

Join the Chamber for an interactive discussion with a panel of civic, local, and state leaders who will discuss how the regional business community can champion inclusive and economic growth initiatives across our area. Learn what steps we can collectively take to: create a cleaner and greener city that attracts business, advocate for a more competitive tax structure, expand opportunities for minority-owned businesses, and invest in job and workforce development for local talent.

Drawing from points of intersection across Mayor Cherelle Parker's visionary 100-day action plan and Governor Josh Shapiro's economic development strategy, this Civic Issues Forum will explore the collaborative actions and thoughtful leadership that can foster a thriving economic environment and support enhanced quality of life across the region.

This will be the second in the series of Civic Issues Forums the Chamber presents. In these forums, civic, local, and state leaders will speak on topics that directly impact business at the community, local, and/or state level with an eye toward equity and inclusivity.

This activity qualifies for the complimentary ticket benefit available to Investors at the Leadership level and above. To register using this benefit, please contact

Speakers to Date: 
Marshall Mitchell, Pastor, Salem Baptist Church of Abington
Councilman Anthony Phillips, City of Philadelphia
Donna Allie, Founder, President & CEO, Team Clean, Inc.
Bill Golderer, President & CEO, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ)
Jennifer Gilburg, Deputy Secretary of Technology and Entrepreneurship, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development

This Event is Closed


The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia strives to create an inclusive and equitable environment for all. If you have a disability and require accommodations in order to fully participate in this event, please contact us here at least three business days in advance of the event. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

Attendee Policy:
Chamber programs/events are privately sponsored events with a structured format. No demonstrations or other disruptions will be tolerated. Violation of this policy may result in the attendee's removal from the premises or virtual program/event without refund, in addition to possible legal remedies.

Anti-Harassment Policy:
Chamber is committed to providing a harassment-free and inclusive experience for everyone at our events, and all events hosted in The Chamber’s facilities. We will not tolerate harassment of participants or Chamber staff in any form. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or removed from the event at the discretion of the event organizers.

Health & Safety Policy:
The Chamber will take precautions to ensure the health & safety of our guests, abiding guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) along with state and local laws. By attending, guests assume the risk related to possible exposure. Those who are sick, suspect they have or had COVID, should not attend.

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Registration/Cancellation Policy:
Pre-registration is necessary and payment is required upon registration. Walk-ins are not guaranteed entrance. No refunds will be given one week prior to program/event. Substitutions may be made with at least 24-hour notice.

Ticket/Seating Policy:
Tickets are held at the door under company name. Reserved seating for tables purchases only.


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