Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry launches second phase of economic initiative

The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, the state’s largest broad-based business association, recently launched the second phase of its Bringing PA Back economic initiative.

Phase one addressed employers’ short-term needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Phase two will focus on creating a framework that will promote long-term economic growth and opportunity.

This will be done by creating benchmarks to chart how Pennsylvania ranks compared to other states and identifying areas of improvement. The information will be available electronically and serve as a guide for elected officials and policymakers.

“With the wide-spread distribution of the COVID vaccines and return to a sense of normalcy, we now need to focus on the economic future we envision for our commonwealth,” Gene Barr, chamber president and CEO, said. “It is not enough to simply bring Pennsylvania’s economy back to what it was pre-pandemic. We need to seize the opportunity before us to make our state a beacon for innovation and investment. Now is the time for bold and decisive action to harness all of the resources we have to offer and set Pennsylvania on a solid path toward long-term prosperity.”

The Chamber believes the phase will lead to a bold policy agenda that will put Pennsylvania on a path toward long-term economic growth.

Author: Melina DrugaPublication: Pennsylvania Business Report