Rise to the Challenge

The Pennsylvania Chamber is forging ahead with a bold, collaborative effort
that will make life better for Pennsylvania businesses, families and workers.

Together, we can own our future.

By pooling the collective resources and influence of the PA Chamber and member companies of all sizes and industry sectors, we can build a more prosperous, just and equitable Pennsylvania that:

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Improves competitive position

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Increases infrastructure investment

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Creates employment outcomes through educational opportunities

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Encourages and supports business growth

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Offers equality of opportunity for every Pennsylvanian

What We've Done

Since the PA Chamber announced the launch of the Bringing PA Back initiative in May 2020, we’ve achieved the following:

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Helped Pennsylvania’s business community navigate the business closure order and waiver process set forth by the Wolf Administration

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Provided trusted, reliable and timely resources to Pennsylvania businesses to help them safely re-open their facilities and maintain operations through the “Bringing PA Back” website and a series of webinars

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Led a diverse coalition of stakeholders – including local chambers of commerce and industry groups – to fully understand employers’ pandemic-related challenges and to address those challenges with elected officials

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Promoted best practices and guidelines to help businesses re-open safely

Our #WhyIWearIt campaign reached 500,000+ people and spread the message that wearing masks is one simple way to build stronger communities and re-energize our economy.

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Led advocacy efforts that resulted in the enactment of several bills on our “Bringing PA Back” public policy agenda

See our Public Policy page for details on the bills that are helping to ensure PA’s post-pandemic recovery.

Where We're Headed

Our multi-faceted second phase of “Bringing PA Back,” – Rise to the Challenge – will do a deep-dive into our current economic situation and develop achievable solutions to drive Pennsylvania’s economic recovery forward.

Together, we can own our future.

With a collaborative, forward-thinking vision that is influenced by sound policy – not politics – we’re forming a long-term strategy for growth that transcends election cycles, improves the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians and promotes the equality of opportunity that is necessary to close a jobs skills gap, expand training and educational opportunities, and attract and retain the next generation of qualified workers.

Rise to the Challenge FREE Virtual Program

If you missed the FREE hour-long virtual Rise to the Challenge program, you can stream it now.  Take advantage of in-depth insights into Pennsylvania’s road to economic recovery and the path forward.

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