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January 2015

A chilly January evening in Philadelphia.

In this Issue

The New York Times “52 Places to Go in 2015” Says Philadelphia Number One in U.S. »

Temple University and Ben Franklin Technology Partners Create Startup Accelerator »

University of Pennsylvania Preparing China Projects »

New Bookings Herald Success for the Pennsylvania Convention Center for 2015 »

Delaware Governor Markell Announces Downtown Revitalization Projects »

Princeton University Announces Quantum Computing Breakthrough »

Goldman Sachs 10KSB Program Spurs Three Way Collaboration — and New Headquarters at The Navy Yard »

Does the Greater Philadelphia Regional Labor Market Meet Your Needs? »

Key Events

2/11 State of Transportation Infrastructure: A Regional Perspective »

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The New York Times “52 Places to Go in 2015” Says Philadelphia Number One in U.S.

The New York Times 52 Places to Go in 2015 Says Philadelphia Number One in U.S.

According to a New York Times Travel article, Philadelphia is the number one U.S. location to visit in 2015 and number three in the world. That's big news for the region, but no surprise to the people who live and work here.

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Temple University and Ben Franklin Technology Partners Create Startup Accelerator

Temple University and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania have developed a new joint initiative: Temple Ventures — Powered by Ben Franklin. The new initiative is a $1 million startup accelerator designed to assist startup companies and advance Temple-created technologies. Temple and Ben Franklin are investing both capital and consulting resources to develop new ideas into promising businesses.

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Temple University and Ben Franklin Technology Partners Create Startup Accelerator

University of Pennsylvania Preparing China Projects

University of Pennsylvania Preparing China Projects

University of Pennsylvania's Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli recently spoke at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook event about the university's expansion plans in China. Carnaroli said Penn will open a new Wharton China Center in Beijing beginning in March 2015.

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New Bookings Herald Success for the Pennsylvania Convention Center for 2015

The Pennsylvania Convention Center, working with SMG and city trade unions, have achieved a remarkable turnaround in just seven months that resulted in the booking of new shows that will generate more than $350 million in economic impact for the Greater Philadelphia region.

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New Bookings Herald Success for the Pennsylvania Convention Center for 2015

Delaware Governor Markell Announces Downtown Revitalization Projects

Delaware Governor Markell Announces Downtown Revitalization Projects

Delaware Governor Jack Markell recently announced the designation of the first three Downtown Development Districts (DDDs). Portions of Wilmington, Dover and Seaford each received the designation as a part of the effort to revitalize Delaware's downtowns.

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Princeton University Announces Quantum Computing Breakthrough

Princeton University researchers have built a rice grain-sized microwave laser, or “maser,” powered by single electrons that demonstrate the fundamental interactions between light and moving electrons, and is a major step toward building quantum-computing systems out of semiconductor materials.

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Princeton University Announces Quantum Computing Breakthrough

Goldman Sachs 10KSB Program Spurs Three Way Collaboration — and New Headquarters at The Navy Yard

Goldman Sachs 10KSB Program Spurs Three Way Collaboration – and New Headquarters at The Navy Yard

PIDC, Philadelphia's public-private economic development corporation, announced that Environmental Construction Services, Inc. (ECSI360), United American Builders, and BFW Group have co-signed a lease to relocate each of their headquarters into a shared office space at The Navy Yard. Mayor Michael A. Nutter and PIDC joined the companies' leaders for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at The Navy Yard. The leaders of these three companies are graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.

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Does the Greater Philadelphia Regional Labor Market Meet Your Needs?

The CEO Council for Growth and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce are reaching out to members of the business community to learn about your experiences in hiring and retaining local talent.

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Does the Greater Philadelphia Regional Labor Market Meet Your Needs?

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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

State of Transportation Infrastructure: A Regional Perspective

Be a part of the conversation as we explore the importance of Greater Philadelphia's transportation infrastructure. With reliable access to air transportation, railways, ports and highways, the region is positioned to attract and retain business, and capable of supporting a mobile talent pool. Our panel of experts will discuss what is being done, and still needs to be done, to maintain and improve the existing framework, and how building it out will enhance Greater Philadelphia's competitiveness.

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

Wednesday, February 11
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Program

World Cafe Live at the Queen
500 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

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