Mayor Michael Nutter (D-Phil.) signed an Executive Order establishing the Manufacturing Task Force, which will evaluate the state of manufacturing in Philadelphia and develop a strategy to promote and grow the sector. The task force will examine the challenges manufacturing companies face and recommend specific measures that will help support their growth and increase the region’s competitiveness.
Manufacturing generates more than $1.3 billion in total wages and supports 23,100 direct manufacturing jobs in Philadelphia.
Task Force members will be named in the coming weeks comprised of manufacturing industry executives, policy experts and business leaders.
Mayor Nutter named the following people as Co-Chairs of the Task Force: City Councilman Bobby Henon, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Alan Greenberger, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman Daniel Fitzpatrick and AgustaWestland CEO Bill Hunt.