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Greater Philadelphia Export Plan

During 2015, the Economy League and the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia brought together business leaders, state and federal trade officials, and economic development experts from across southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and northern Delaware to develop a metro export plan. This action-oriented guide to export-led growth in Greater Philadelphia was created with support from the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase that assists metropolitan areas as they develop plans to drive international trade and foreign investment.



Accelerate regional job and revenue growth via a dynamic export economy



1. Increase Greater Philadelphia’s export intensity to match or exceed the average for the top 100 U.S. metros within five years

2. Increase the number of identified new exporting firms in the region by 10 percent within five years

3. Elevate exports as a top-of-mind economic development priority among regional leaders within three years