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The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
November 15, 2023
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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The Chamber brings area businesses and civic leaders together to promote growth and create opportunity in our region. We support our members with practical, inspiring programs, resources, and events. All that we do serves one clear, bold goal: make Greater Philadelphia a great place for good business.

We are currently searching for a Research Analyst to join our team. The Research Analyst reports to the Manager of Business Attraction and Expansion.

Primary Position Purpose

As a member of the Chamber’s Economic Competitiveness team, the Research Analyst will be responsible for the execution and production of research for the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia and its business and talent attraction division, Select Greater Philadelphia. This role’s research will contribute to the Chamber’s overall regional economic competitiveness strategy and measurement of its impact.

The successful candidate should be adept at gathering, structuring, synthesizing, and analyzing economic and demographic data in order to identify underlying patterns and trends; presenting data orally and in writing; working in a team environment; and committed to the highest standards of research accuracy and ethics.

The Research Analyst's projects will balance quantitative and qualitative research tasks in both recurring and ad-hoc forms. These projects originate from diverse stakeholders and require creative thinking, resourcefulness, and —at times—quick turnarounds.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct research analyzing issues related to The Chamber and its core mission, including data analysis, report writing and presentations.
  • Coordinate and contribute to research projects being conducted by contracted consultants and partnering organizations.
  • Gather, update, and improve upon the economic and demographic data used by The Chamber in presentations, reports, marketing collateral and websites.
  • Prepare responses to requests from staff, site selectors, the media, and the public for demographic and economic data.
  • Assist in survey design, collection of data and analysis and synthesis of responses
  • Track significant economic development events and projects in the Greater Philadelphia Region, including news articles and reports about the region and targeted industries.
  • Utilize public databases including the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, other public databases, and software applications like CoStar, Lighcast, or JobsEQ to extract these data sets.
  • Assemble requests for information and proposals by compiling packages of data and information in service to the Chamber’s business attraction and expansion efforts.
  • Support and coordinate in-region Business Expansion support efforts including planning outreach, systematically documenting discussions and coordinating responses to identified needs.
  • Participate in external groups as relevant and in meetings with external partners, investors, and members.

Job Specifications

  • A minimum of two years working in a quantitative data analysis career in economics, political science, urban and regional planning or a related field. Student and/or internship experience will be considered.
  • Knowledge of public and private sources of research, data and information.
  • Strong quantitative skills and ability to accurately transcribe, process and analyze quantitative information.
  • Ability to translate complex quantitative information and concepts into clear written and oral explanations for non-technical users.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.
  • A track record of producing quality research products.
  • Clear success managing multiple projects and deadlines in a team environment.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment where continually concise, accurate and defensible answers to complex economic questions must be quickly prepared.
  • Strong PC skills and knowledge of database management systems and Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Experience with GIS software preferred but not required.

Working Style

  • Client-focused with a collaborative approach.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize responsibilities.
  • Strategic thinker with an innate curiosity of data.
  • A self-starter who is able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Organizational ability and strong attention to detail.
  • Diligence in meeting deadlines and ability to work independently and under pressure.


The Chamber provides all the benefits of working for a mid-size business combined with the values and mission focus of a nonprofit. As part of a leading organization in the region’s business community, team members have access to a wide array of resources, connections, and opportunities throughout their career with the Chamber. With 65+ employees, the Chamber is right-sized for new team members to have the support of their talented colleagues, opportunities to lead, and room for personal and professional growth. The Chamber offers its employees a dynamic, fast-paced environment with competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. Learn more about Chamber culture and benefits.

Work Conditions

The Chamber is currently working in a hybrid work environment that allows for a flexible work schedule. This position and all others participate in a three days in-office and two days remote per week schedule. When in the offices, this individual will work in a typical office environment. On a standard workday, the majority of time is spent sitting at a desk, using the computer and speaking on the phone. However, at times, this role will be required to attend Chamber events or related outside meetings/events on behalf of the Chamber. These meetings/events may take place outside of regular business hours and outside of center city Philadelphia.

Application Instructions

Qualified candidates should submit a resume with their application.

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The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to building a culturally diverse staff. We strongly encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

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