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Fifty plus years ago, while serving as head of the

Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Thacher Longstreth envisioned an organization that would serve beyond the city limits and encompass the entire Delaware Valley. Thus was born The PENJERDEL Council.

The goal of PENJERDEL has never been to compete with or run counter to the region's other community organizations but rather to supplement or support issues which affect the entire southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and northern Delaware tri-state regions.

Working through a series of committees (Environmental, Ports, Real Estate Development & Land Usage, and Transportation) The PENJERDEL Council strives to provide an opportunity for members to receive and exchange the latest information on current political, economic and cultural developments in the tri-state region.

Through the years PENJERDEL has been proud to advocate and support such important projects as stabilized and predictable funding for mass transportation, lighting of the Benjamin Franklin bridge, the sports complex, Delaware River deepening, airport expansion, and improved highway systems - to list but a few.

Join other leading business executives as we identify and highlight the issues that enhance economic development opportunities in the PENJERDEL region.

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