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June 2013

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In this Issue

Boeing Receives US Army Contract for Up to 215 Chinook Helicopters »

Campbell to Acquire Kelsen Group to Expand its Global Presence and Drive Baked Snacks Growth in China »

Two-Year Lease Extension Agreement Approved by Philadelphia City Council »

Mercer County Streamlines Foreign Trade Zone Program to Attract Business »

Wilmington PharmaTech Thrives on Big Pharma Outsourcing »

IMPACT 2013 Venture Summit Announces Key Developments »

Jerusalem Post Article Highlights Greater Philadelphia's Focus on Israeli Start-Ups »

Lourdes Specialty Hospital Named “Best Hospital,” “Best Employer” »

Three Pennsylvania Governors Help Ben Franklin Technology Partners Celebrate its 30th Anniversary! »

Renmatix Joint Development Announcement to Help Grow Bio-based Fuels in PA »

Key Events

7/30 International Business Networking Reception »

10/6 – 10/9 IEDC 2013 Annual Conference »

10/22 – 10/23 IMPACT 2013 Venture Summit »

Visit our Business Calendar for a complete listing of regional events and forums for the entrepreneurial community.

Have story ideas? Please contact Bryan Evans, Director of Communications and Publications.

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Investor Corner

Thank You!

As Select Greater Philadelphia's Fiscal Year comes to an end, we would like to express our appreciation to the more than 120 Select Investors that fund the organization's efforts to attract business to Greater Philadelphia and improve the region's image. Our work would not be possible without your support! Please check out the companies, foundations, and local organizations that support Select. And if you would like to become a Select Investor, please contact Erin Zimmerman.

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Boeing Receives US Army Contract for Up to 215 Chinook Helicopters

Boeing Receives US Army Contract for Up to 215 Chinook Helicopters

The Army and Boeing have signed a $4 billion multi-year contract for up to 215 177 CH-47F Chinook helicopters to be built at Boeing's Ridley, PA, facility...

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Campbell to Acquire Kelsen Group to Expand its Global Presence and Drive Baked Snacks Growth in China

Campbell Soup Company, headquartered in Camden, New Jersey, has entered into an agreement to acquire Kelsen Group, which provides baked snacks sold in 85 countries...

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Campbell to Acquire Kelsen Group to Expand its Global Presence and Drive Baked Snacks Growth in China

Two-Year Lease Extension Agreement Approved by Philadelphia City Council

Two-Year Lease Extension Agreement Approved by Philadelphia City Council

Last week, the Philadelphia City Council approved a two-year lease extension for Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) that will run through June 30, 2015...

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Mercer County Streamlines Foreign Trade Zone Program to Attract Business

In an effort to review and streamline its Foreign Trade Zone, Mercer County applied and received approval from the Foreign Trade Zone Board in Washington, D.C., for an Alternative Site Framework model...

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Mercer County Streamlines Foreign Trade Zone Program to Attract Business

Wilmington PharmaTech Thrives on Big Pharma Outsourcing

Wilmington PharmaTech Thrives on Big Pharma Outsourcing

Wilmington PharmaTech, which aims to be the premier source of chemical processes and customer synthesis for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, is doing very well for itself as it fulfills the growing needs of big pharmaceutical companies...

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IMPACT 2013 Venture Summit Announces Key Developments

The Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) is gearing up for its IMPACT 2013 Venture Summit slated to take place Oct. 22 and 23 at The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia and the Crystal Tea Room...

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IMPACT 2013 Venture Summit Announces Key Developments

Jerusalem Post Article Highlights Greater Philadelphia's Focus on Israeli Start-Ups

Jerusalem Post Article Highlights Greater Philadelphia's Focus on Israeli Start-Ups

The Jerusalem Post joined a number of foreign reporters for Select Greater Philadelphia's collaborative High-Tech Entrepreneurship and Innovation Press Tour, which took place earlier this year with help from Comcast as the presenting sponsor and other regional supporters...

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Lourdes Specialty Hospital Named “Best Hospital,” “Best Employer”

Lourdes Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey was named “Best Hospital in New Jersey” and New Jersey's “Best Employer Overall” in the “Jobs Now! Best Places to Work 2013” reader poll...

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Lourdes Specialty Hospital Named “Best Hospital,” “Best Employer”

Three Pennsylvania Governors Help Ben Franklin Technology Partners Celebrate its 30th Anniversary!

Three Pennsylvania Governors Help Ben Franklin Technology Partners Celebrate its 30th Anniversary!

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners statewide network officially celebrated its 30th anniversary with the help of three Pennsylvania Governors at the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology...

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Renmatix Joint Development Announcement to Help Grow Bio-based Fuels in PA

UPM and Renmatix, Inc., have entered into a non-exclusive joint development agreement (JDA) to offer cost-competitive bio-alternatives for select petrochemicals on an industrial scale. Select Greater Philadelphia, along with a consortium of state and local partners, helped Renmatix choose Greater Philadelphia as its premier business location back in 2011...

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Renmatix Joint Development Announcement to Help Grow Bio-based Fuels in PA

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Competition Seeks Best Practices for Educational Attainment

All across the Greater Philadelphia region innovative models are in place to improve education outcomes for students and residents. The Greater Philadelphia Talent Dividend Regional Partnership will be recognizing best efforts through its Greater Philadelphia Talent Dividend Regional Challenges.

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About Select
Greater Philadelphia

Select Greater Philadelphia (Select) is an economic development marketing organization dedicated to attracting companies to the Greater Philadelphia region.

Select assists companies interested in the vicinity by providing detailed information about the 11-county area and a one-stop connection to numerous resources that help companies make informed decisions about locating to the region. Through global marketing efforts, Select works to promote the region's key assets to help build the area's economy.

The Greater Philadelphia region encompasses northern Delaware, southern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania.

Select is a private, non-profit organization and an affiliate of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. Click below for more information or call 215-790-3777.

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Key Events

International Business Networking Reception

Featuring the Honorable Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael A. Nutter

For the third consecutive year, the members of the international business community have joined forces to host a business networking reception with the Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael A. Nutter.

Philadelphia is an international city on the cutting edge of economic and business development. Encouraging new investment and commercial trade interaction between Philadelphia and the rest of the world is a priority for Mayor Michael Nutter.

On the evening of July 30, join hundreds of your business peers as Mayor Michael Nutter shares his plans and efforts to keep Philadelphia as a top US destination for foreign direct investment and commercial trade.

For sponsorship opportunities, or to learn more about this program, please contact Ricardo Maldonado at 215-790-3627 or [email protected].

Click here to register for this event »

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Program

XIX at the Park Hyatt
Broad & Walnut Streets
19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

IEDC 2013 Annual Conference

By envisioning a better community you can transform it. Through innovation you can re-invent it. By building on existing strengths, you will revitalize it. Against a backdrop of heightened risk awareness and uncertainty, economic development practitioners must help transform their regions into locations where policies and programs mitigate risk and add certainty to the business climate.

The International Economic Development Council's 2013 Annual Conference, October 6 – 9, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will address obstacles facing economic developers, and existing trends in our dynamic economy. With the right tools, economic developers everywhere can create a vision for the future, stimulate consensus, and prepare their communities for 21st century success.

As the world's 5th largest economy, the 200-mile are centered on Philadelphia accounts for 18% of the U.S. population, and is home to more than 120 of the Fortune 500. Experience the area's transformation from a manufacturing based economy into a learning region that boasts an array of key strengths. Through a program of top speakers, cutting-edge topics, and educational tours, conference attendees will not only see the region's innovative energy, but leave with fresh strategies and tools to take their organizations to the next level.

Click here for more information or to register for this event »

October 6 – 9, 2013

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

IMPACT 2013 Venture Summit

Hosted by Fox Rothschild LLP

PACT's annual venture conference, IMPACT 2013 Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, is the most established venture conference in the northeast. For over 20 years, IMPACT has been showcasing the best and most promising investment opportunities in the Technology, Healthcare, and Early Stage sectors. IMPACT's Featured Companies have raised more than $1 billion in venture financing and are some of the region's most recognizable names such as iPipeline, Protez Pharmaceuticals, and The Neat Company.

Click here to register for this event »

October 22 – 23, 2013

The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia and the Crystal Tea Room
10 Avenue of The Arts
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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