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Roadmap For Growth: Defining Growth for Philadelphia

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
5:00 PM – 5:15 PM Registration
5:15 PM – 7:00 PM Program
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM Networking

222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
The City of Philadelphia is currently at a crossroads. Gains in population growth, which can positively grow our tax base, are countered by a drop in median household income and a rise in deep poverty compared to peer cities. This poses the question: Is Philadelphia growing? It depends on who you ask — and on how you define growth. In order to effectively map out the future of Philadelphia, it is imperative to understand the significance of real estate development, business creation, and job growth.

Join us for this issue forum, where we will examine growth within individual Philadelphia neighborhoods and what this could mean for our city to thrive. Attendees will receive a copy of findings on growth by City Council District in Philadelphia, which will inspire conversations on how to uplift our city and move a shared economic agenda forward.

Speakers (to date):
Panel 1 – Job Creation/Development
Michael Cooper, Manager, External Relations, Leonardo Helicopters Philadelphia
Reverend Luis Cortés Jr., Founder, President and CEO, Esperanza
Councilman Allan Domb, Philadelphia City Council At-Large 

Panel 2 – Business Creation/Development
Councilman Derek Green, Philadelphia City Council At-Large
Peter Gonzales, President and CEO, Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians
Michele Newman-Lawrence, Regional Director, Managing Director, Chase Private Client and Chase Investments, JP Morgan & Chase
Ken Tomlinson, Chief Financial Officer, NextFab

Panel 3 – Real Estate Development
John Grady, President & CEO, PIDC
Susan Lowry, Vice President, Marketing Director, JLL
Councilwoman Cherelle Parker, Philadelphia City Council, 9th District


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