The Global Philadelphia Association was created to assist—and to encourage greater interaction among—the many organizations and people who are engaged in international activity in the Greater Philadelphia Region, to promote the development of an international consciousness within the region, and to enhance the region’s global profile.
The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization dedicated to informing and engaging people of all ages on matters of national and international significance. The Council provides its members and the greater Philadelphia community with access to influential figures in the global arena as well as opportunities to visit fascinating destinations through its unique travel program. With the support of individual and corporate members, the Council’s global education program enhances the education of area students who are the citizens, workforce and leaders of the future.
The U.S. Commercial Service is the lead trade promotion agency of the U.S. government. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets.
Representing Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey, the MidAtlantic District Export Council (DEC) is comprised of U.S. exporters and trade professionals whose knowledge of international business provides a unique source of professional advice to help American firms compete and win in the global marketplace. The MidAtlantic DEC works closely with the U.S. Commercial Service offices in Philadelphia and South Central New Jersey, volunteering their time, energy, and expertise to increase awareness of export opportunities and export resources available to small and medium sized companies.
The mission of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia is to accelerate global business growth for companies in the Greater Philadelphia Region. They do this by providing one-on-one trade counseling, market research, global trade missions, peer group networking, and connections to 320+ world trade centers in 89 countries. Since 2002, they have assisted companies in generating more than $1.6 billion in increased export sales, creating more than 21,200 jobs.
The Global Interdependence Center (GIC) is a Philadelphia-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a global reach. Their mission is to encourage the expansion of global dialogue and free trade in order to improve cooperation and understanding among nations, with the goal of reducing international conflicts and improving worldwide living standards.
The World Trade Association of Philadelphia is an international trade promotion association, supporting exports and imports via the Greater Philadelphia Port Complex. Their members include supply chain professionals who work in international business, and who connect the greater Philadelphia region to the world. For over 85 years, they are dedicated to a vital trade policy and believe it is their responsibility to carry on world trade in the best American tradition.
The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians connects newly arrived individuals from around the world with the economic opportunities that they need to succeed in our region. Since opening their doors in 2003, they have assisted more than 10,000 people from more than 140 countries. They believe that the steady influx of new customers, workers, and entrepreneurs can reinvigorate Pennsylvania’s aging population, renew its neighborhoods, and re-energize our economy. By making Pennsylvania a magnet for immigrants, we will become a more vibrant, more creative, and more dynamic competitor in today’s global economy.
International House Philadelphia is the region's center for international arts, culture, educational and residential activities. It has a critical three-fold mission: to maintain a diverse and welcoming community for students, scholars and interns from around the world, while introducing them to the American experience; to broaden the horizons of its residents and the Greater Philadelphia community through high-quality international arts and humanities programs; and to encourage understanding, respect and cooperation among people of all nations.