These articles – from the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Business Journal – may be found at the links below. They tell a compelling story about the importance of exports to the growth of this region’s economy and to job creation, key factors in expanding economic opportunity within our communities. We are proud that the many companies with whom we work were featured in the launch and the media coverage that followed. In the process, all of us involved in growing our businesses and the region through global trade stand to benefit, as we strengthen public recognition of exports as a key economic driver for the region.
WTCGP is honored to have played a role in the plan’s development. We look forward to working with our members, corporate partners and the Region’s broader international business community as we put the plan in action – a great, pro-growth opportunity for our region!
Linda Mysliwy Conlin
President, World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia
Diane Mastrull / The Inquirer
Floating tantalizing growth prospects, including $6.3 billion in new sales each year and 35,000 additional jobs, economic-development officials Wednesday released a three-year export plan for the Philadelphia region.
"If we ask ourselves how Greater Philadelphia is going to grow, going global has to be a big part of it," the 28-page plan, "Selling to the World," states on its opening page. The full report is... read full story
Kenneth Hilario and Craig Ey / Philadelphia Business Journal
Increasing the Greater Philadelphia region's export intensity could bring billions of dollars in new economic activity and nearly 40,000 additional jobs to the region, which has persistently lagged in economic growth, according to a new plan devised by business leaders in the region.
Philadelphia had the slowest employment growth between 2010 and 2015, making it the slowest-growing economy among the 10 largest U.S. metropolitan areas, according a report unveiled Wednesday by the Economy League and the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, citing data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics… read full story