Report Identifies Manufacturing Sector in Philadelphia, Charts Path for Growth
Philadelphia– Councilman Bobby Henon (6th District) joined by fellow Manufacturing Task Force co-chairs Alan Greenberger, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development; Bill Hunt, CEO of AgustaWestland Philadelphia and Dan Fitzpatrick, CEO of RBS Citizens Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware and Chairman of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, presented the final task force report to Mayor Michael Nutter. The report identifies the manufacturing sector in Philadelphia and charts a roadmap for future growth today.
|Councilman Henon speaks at the State of Manufacturing event earlier this year.|
The report was produced in partnership with the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, Select Greater Philadelphia, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, along with task force members, including representatives from Philadelphia government agencies, area universities and non profits, manufacturing firms and a diverse cross section of private sector partners.
“This report is decades in the making. We may have started this task force last year, but the need to grow our manufacturing sector is something we’ve all been passionate about for some time,” said Councilman Henon.
“We shouldn’t rely on the manufacturing jobs of our parents – that’s not the aim of this report," he continued. "We need to help our neighbors meet the educational demands of these jobs, make our City a more attractive place to do business in a tax and regulatory sense, and help our manufacturers start, develop and grow here – and stay here.”