Membership with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia provides you with opportunities to network with leaders in the region and grow your business. We provide members with over 150 high-quality programs and events each year, including a number of programs that focus on our growing energy economy.
Today, the Greater Philadelphia region is a national leader in energy production, resources, and innovation. From transmission and distribution to intelligent building and the expansive Marcellus Shale natural gas play, Greater Philadelphia is the strategic energy location in the Northeast.
- The Northeast corridor boasts 17 percent of the US Population and 20 percent of US GDP
- Over 50 percent of oil and gas wells drilled in Marcellus Shale are located within three hours of Philadelphia
- Greater Philadelphia is well-connected with three major ports, interstate highways, a world-class international airport, and a plentiful supply of distribution and warehousing facilities
Our team at the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia is helping energy firms and chemical manufacturers in the region establish ties with — and build support among — policymakers, business leaders and citizens of the region.
Natural Gas Opportunities In The Greater Philadelphia Region
THE GREATER PHILADELPHIA REGION IS POISED TO EXPAND ENERGY PRODUCTION in large part due to shale gas development in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The development of Marcellus Shale offers significant opportunities to reduce consumer costs, promote sustainable economic growth, and create jobs throughout the region.
In the Greater Philadelphia region, manufacturing, professional services, higher education and technology sectors all stand to benefit from the responsible development of the shale gas industry. Advanced manufacturing activity is also increasing due to lower energy costs, which in turn creates jobs and increases revenue.
Moreover, the growth of the natural gas industry has down-stream importance for advanced manufacturing, chemicals production, transportation and logistics, and international trade: all of which are keys to economic growth for southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware.
The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia works hard every day to help businesses in the energy and natural gas sectors succeed. Some of our recent accomplishments include:
Presenting more than a dozen educational and networking events highlighting the economic benefits of Marcellus Shale development, including discussions featuring the Honorable Tom Ridge, Pennsylvania Lt. Governor Jim Cawley, and industry leaders such as Chesapeake Energy, PPL EnergyPlus, EQT, and Range Resources.
Supporting consistent and competitive legislation and regulation in Harrisburg, such as uniform zoning provisions of Act 13.
Maintaining a strong partnership with the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) and supporting the Shale Gas Insight Conferences in Philadelphia.
Past Programs Include:
- State of the Region's Energy Sector
- Energizing Our Region
- A Conversation with the Governor
- A Private Dinner with the Chamber's President/CEO Rob Wonderling, National Energy Leaders, and Governor Tom Corbett
- Members-Only Tour of PSEG's Salem Nuclear Power Plant
- Shale Insight Conference Pre-Event Cocktail Reception with the Marcellus Shale Coalition
- Smart Technologies
- Natural Gas Development
- Region On The Rise
- Energy Management Strategies
Green Buildings Opportunities In The Philadelphia Region
WITH MAJOR INITIATIVES LIKE THE ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS HUB (EEB HUB) — established in Philadelphia by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as an Energy-Regional Innovation Cluster — Greater Philadelphia is leading the way in green building. The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia partners with the EEB Hub on a variety of programming to promote green buildings and energy efficiency, connecting energy users with the companies who can save them resources. More information about EEB Hub is available at www.eebhub.org.
Greater Philadelphia's Energy Action Team
THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOR GREATER PHILADELPHIA, Select Greater Philadelphia, and the CEO Council for Growth created the Greater Philadelphia Energy Action Team to seize the opportunities presented by this new “Energy Renaissance.” The team is comprised of C-level energy-industry experts, current and former government officials, and leaders from higher education institutions. They serve as ambassadors, advocates, and educators for expansion of and investment in the energy, petrochemical, manufacturing, and infrastructure sectors in the area.
The Action Team works with any person or firm seeking to establish a new energy, manufacturing, or infrastructure project in the region. Together, the Action Team and Select Greater Philadelphia can provide guidance to companies about the competitive advantage the region offers to prospective employers and investors. The advantages include, among other things: a prime location near demand areas; access to a trained, educated, and skilled workforce; transportation infrastructure including the interstate highway system, rail access, and the deep seagoing port; and a diverse and exceptional higher education infrastructure.
As a member of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, you gain access to many exclusive events with public officials and decision makers working on energy-related issues in the region and have the opportunity to support the Energy Action Team as they work to influence the future of the energy economy in Philadelphia.
Build lasting business relationships, improve your business operations and get involved in our local community by participating in networking, public policy and professional development programs and events.
Partner with the Chamber through sponsorship investment of exclusive programs and events during the year. Sponsoring Chamber events will help your company gain exposure and raise your brand awareness among key stakeholders throughout the region.
The Chamber is often looking for executives to participate in panel discussions at educational seminars and events.
Networking opportunities, professional development, community involvement, recognition and regional exposure — whatever your plans dictate — you can launch them by attending Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Programs & Events. We host annual, quarterly, and monthly programs and series to ensure you get the results you want and the tools you need to succeed.
- EDUCATE the business community on the economic benefit of developing the energy and manufacturing sectors within the region.
- ATTRACT new businesses to the region and market the region's strengths nationally and internationally as an energy hub.
- EXPAND pipeline capacity to bring more natural gas to the tri-state region and enhance down-stream opportunities for the energy, petrochemical and manufacturing sectors.
- ADVOCATE for a competitive energy market and influence policymakers to remove barriers to growth.
- CONNECT energy firms and manufacturers in the region to policymakers, business leaders, innovators and investors.
Major Energy Companies and Energy Suppliers in Greater Philadelphia:
BARD Holding, Inc.
Con Edison Solutions
GDF Suez Energy Resources
Green Mountain Energy
Philadelphia Energy Solutions
Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW)
PPL EnergyPlus LLC
South Jersey Industries
Spectra Energy Corp.
Taylor Oil Co., Inc.
The Rodon Group
Washington Gas Energy Services
To join today, fill out our Membership Application or contact us at 215-790-3700.