PA Chamber Vice President of Government Affairs Alex Halper served as a moderator last Friday at the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce’s State of the State Address, hosted at Delaware Valley University.
The event kicked off with remarks from Central Bucks Chamber President & CEO Theresa Fera and Delaware Valley University President Dr. Benjamin Rusiloski. The program proceeded with a presentation from PA Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Rick Siger, who outlined the Shapiro Administration’s priorities and efforts thus far to attract business and economic activity to Pennsylvania. Secretary Siger spoke specifically about southeastern Pennsylvania as a hub for the life sciences industry and strong educational institutions.
Following Secretary Siger’s presentation, Halper took the stage to summarize several of the PA Chamber’s top legislative priorities and illustrate how the PA Chamber works with chamber partners throughout the Commonwealth to advocate on behalf of employers and for an improved business climate.
Halper then introduced members of the Bucks County state legislative delegation – including state Senators Frank Farry and Steve Santarsiero and state Representatives Tim Brennan, Shelby Labs, Brian Munroe, and Perry Warren – and facilitated an engaging discussion that covered a range of topics from tax policy to workforce development to holding lawmakers accountable.