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Evening rush hour traffic out of Center City Philadelphia.

March 2015

Evening rush hour traffic out of Center City Philadelphia.

Amazon Hiring 800 Additional Employees at N.J. Fulfillment Center

Amazon Hiring  800  Additional Employees at N.J. Fulfillment Center

In March, Amazon announced it is hiring 800 additional employees at its fulfillment center in Mercer County, New Jersey. Amazon, an online retail company, opened the facility last year and currently employs 1,500 people. The facility is 1.2 million square feet in Robbinsville Township.

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Penn Advances Plans for Innovation and Research Park With South Bank Master Plan

The University of Pennsylvania has released its plans for developing a research park on the 23-acre former DuPont property, located along the Schuylkill River in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia. The master plan for Penn’s South Bank envisions a new University asset devoted to advancing research and innovation, and the commercialization of research into new products, services and entrepreneurial ventures.

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Penn Advances Plans for Innovation and Research Park With South Bank Master Plan

Gallup Ranks Delaware Among Top Ten Locations for Job Creation

Gallup Ranks Delaware Among Top Ten Locations for Job Creation

A study conducted by the research organization Gallup, ranked the state of Delaware among the top 10 states for job creation. Gallup said Delaware had one of the sharpest improvements of any state since the organization began monitoring job creation in 2008.

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Greater Philadelphia Named in Top Ten U.S. Biopharma Clusters

This year's top U.S. Biopharma Clusters list features Greater Philadelphia. According to GEN Magazine, the region saw an increase in venture capital financing, increasing almost 30 percent over 2013 to $211.376 million. The region also boasts 5th in jobs, 7th in patents and lab space, and 8th in NIH funding. Click here to read more.

Greater Philadelphia Named in Top Ten U.S. Biopharma Clusters

New Incentive Program Encourages Container Activity at Port of Philadelphia

New Incentive Program Encourages Container Activity at Port of Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is now inviting shipping lines to participate in its new Intermodal Cargo Growth Incentive Program, which aims to increase cargo activity at the Port of Philadelphia. The program will offer a per-container financial incentive to current ocean carriers utilizing the port.

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10 Reasons Biking In Philadelphia Is On A Roll

The sound of ringing bicycle bells is constant in Philadelphia, where a grid layout, mostly flat terrain and 435 miles of bike lanes make it ideal for cyclists, whether they prefer mountain bikes, fixed-gears or classic cruisers. With the launch of Indego, the city's first bike-share program, even more riders can explore Philadelphia's great outdoors and fantastic attractions — from historic sites to beautiful riverside trails.

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10 Reasons Biking In Philadelphia Is On A Roll

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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.

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State of the Region: Driving Healthcare Innovation

State of the Region is an annual event that provides a platform to showcase key regional accomplishments and confront future challenges and opportunities to the area’s economic growth. This year’s event will highlight healthcare innovation in the region including the innovative applications of technology in healthcare delivery, how new products and services are getting to the market, and why our region is positioned to be a national leader in this sector.

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Wednesday, May 27
7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
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Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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