Grow PA

Driving Economic Growth in the Keystone State

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

With population declining and employment opportunities lagging, it’s time to take action to grow our Keystone State.

For the first time in 31 years, Pennsylvania’s population declined in 2016, making it one of only eight states to lose population according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Additionally, PA’s employment rate lags the national rate by the widest gap in more than three decades. 

Join fellow Pennsylvania business and civic leaders for an interactive discussion and reception in our state capital as we work together to develop a modern economic growth agenda that will influence the candidates’ platforms for the 2018 Governor’s and General Assembly's races and beyond. The program is centered around three pillars: transforming post-secondary education, modernizing all facets of our infrastructure, and accelerating the development of innovation in healthcare technology and delivery.

Lara Rhame, Senior Economist, FS Investments
Christopher Wink, Publisher and CEO,

Eric J. Barron, President, The Pennsylvania State University
Allison Davenport, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Pennsylvania
Michael Della Rocca, Infrastructure Partner, McKinsey & Company 
Facilitator: Tracey Matisak, Program Host, WHYY

If you have any questions about overnight accommodation near Penn State Harrisburg, please email Sarah Godner at

Building & Parking Information

The Grow PA event will be held in the Capital Union Building Student Center (CUB 210) on campus.  The CUB is building G on the campus map.

The closest parking lot is the parking lot north of O Street and south of Wharton Avenue, just north of the CUB.  Please use other lots identified on map if lot fills.  Parking fees will be waived for the day.

Grow PA is a statewide initiative to convene people and organizations throughout Pennsylvania to establish a modern economic growth agenda for the 21st century. Visit to learn more and to sign up for the Grow PA newsletter. 

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.

Registration/Cancellation Policy:
Pre-registration is necessary, availability is not guaranteed for walk-ins. Payment is required upon registration/entrance. No refunds will be given one week prior to program/event. Substitutions may be made. Tickets will be held at the door. Reserved seating for tables of 10 only. Please advise your guests that tickets will be held at the door under your company name.

Attendee Policy:
Chamber programs 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 without refund, in addition to possible legal remedies.

Photo Policy:
Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio, and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional purposes in connection with the Chamber and its Councils.


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