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Harnessing Our City’s Potential: A Civic Issues Forum

Hosting Organization: 
Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
9:00am - 11:00am EST
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Philadelphia has seen more residents, commuters, and tourists over the past few years, yet safety, cleanliness, and crime remain critical issues for the regional business community. Recent reports have indicated positive outcomes that we must work to uphold: more pedestrian traffic, more available jobs, more in-office workers, a falling unemployment rate, and increased leisure activity attendance in the city.

Join the Chamber for an interactive discussion with a panel of major employers, policymakers, and civic leaders about harnessing our city's potential. Learn what actions we can take as a business community to address safety, cleanliness, and crime to ensure the continued attraction of workers to our offices, tourists to our leisure destinations, students to our universities, and patients to our healthcare systems.

This will be the first in the series of Civic Issues Forums the Chamber presents. In these forums, civic, local, and state leaders will speak on topics that directly impact business at the community, local, and/or state level with an eye toward equity and inclusivity.

Speakers to Date:

  • Karen Dougherty Buchholz, Executive Vice President of Administration, Comcast Corporation
  • Prema Katari Gupta, Executive Director of Central Philadelphia Development Corporation &Vice President for Parks and Public Realm, Center City District
  • Leslie Richards, CEO & General Manager, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
How to Register/RSVP: 

Member Discount Ticket - $30 | General Admission Ticket - $50