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February 2015

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Mariner East Projects to Add $4.2 Billion to Pennsylvania Economy According to New Study »

Democratic National Committee Chooses Philadelphia for 2016 Convention »

Chilean President Visits Port of Wilmington »

Rowan University's Economic Impact on New Jersey is More Than $1.2 billion a Year »

Port of Philadelphia Reports 16 Percent Jump in Cargo in 2014 »

Greater Philadelphia Researchers Receive $650,000 from Science Center Initiative »

Key Events

3/26 Region on the Rise »

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Mariner East Projects to Add $4.2 Billion to Pennsylvania Economy According to New Study

Sunoco Logistics' Natural Gas Liquids Projects to Support More Than 30,000 Jobs, Create Recurring Economic Benefits Across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Mariner East Projects to Add $4.2 Billion to Pennsylvania Economy According to New Study

Econsult Solutions, an economic consulting firm based in Philadelphia, released an economic impact study in February that concluded the Sunoco Logistics (NYSE: SXL) Mariner East projects are expected to add up to $4.2 billion to Pennsylvania's economy, supporting more than 30,000 jobs during the construction period and approximately 300 – 400 permanent jobs.

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Democratic National Committee Chooses Philadelphia for 2016 Convention

Philadelphia will host the 2016 Democratic National Committee (DNC) convention the week of July 25, 2016. The city beat out Brooklyn and Columbus for an opportunity to host conventioneers who will nominate their party's candidate for the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections.

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Democratic National Committee Chooses Philadelphia for 2016 Convention

Chilean President Visits Port of Wilmington

Chilean President Visits Port of Wilmington

In January, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet paid a visit to one of her nation's top export destinations — the Port of Wilmington. More than 2,000 people work at the port, at the mouth of the Christina River, with more than 800 jobs tied to the Chilean fruit trade, which generated about $4.4 million in tax revenue.

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Rowan University’s Economic Impact on New Jersey is More Than $1.2 billion a Year

Rowan University's annual operating budget and construction projects ripple through the state, supporting 6,400 jobs and generating $11 million in state taxes per year, according to a new report about the school’s economic impact.

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Rowan University’s Economic Impact on New Jersey is More Than $1.2 billion a Year

Port of Philadelphia Reports 16 Percent Jump in Cargo in 2014

The Port of Philadelphia reports a 16 percent in cargo in 2014, marking the fifth consecutive year of double-digit cargo growth along the city’s Delaware River waterfront.

Port of Philadelphia Reports 16 Percent Jump in Cargo in 2014

Final cargo figures for 2014, compiled by the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA), reveal that 5,950,319 metric tons of cargo were handed at the Port of Philadelphia's maritime facilities in 2014, a stunning 16.66 percent increase compared to the 5,100,385 tons of cargo handled in 2013. Further, 2014's total cargo tonnage marked the fifth consecutive year of double-digit cargo growth at the Port of Philadelphia.

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Greater Philadelphia Researchers Receive $650,000 from Science Center Initiative

Researchers from Lehigh, Rutgers, Temple and Thomas Jefferson universities are receiving funding from the University City Science Center's QED Proof-of-Concept program.

Four local university researchers will receive a collective $650,000 from a University City Science Center initiative. The QED Proof-of-Concept program, which launched in 2009, helps fund and advise early-stage life-sciences technologies with high commercial potential.

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Greater Philadelphia Researchers Receive $650,000 from Science Center Initiative

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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

Region on the Rise

Join the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce to learn about new construction projects happening in the Greater Philadelphia region.

With the rise of commercial real estate and redevelopment activity in Center City Philadelphia, recent competitive incentives for businesses to relocate in Camden, NJ, and construction plans in the works for King of Prussia and Philadelphia suburbs — our region is quickly becoming an economic hub for new business ventures and job growth.

Hear from a panel of experts about the drivers of this growth and how we can sustain lucrative construction and real estate activity into the future.

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Thursday, March 26
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
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Hyatt at the Bellevue
200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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