Chambers of Commerce Across the Commonwealth Support Child Care

Local chambers of commerce from across Pennsylvania signed a letter urging lawmakers to address Pennsylvania’s continuous child care crisis. Child care is the workforce behind our workforce and without safe, reliable child care, our working families suffer. The staffing shortage child care providers are facing must be addressed to allow local commerce to thrive.

During a press conference on June 12, President and CEO of the Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce, Bob Carl, underscored the negative economic impact of the child care teacher crisis impacting employers in nearly every sector across the state.

The letter, signed by 42 local chambers of commerce and economic development agencies, calls for an investment that directly helps child care providers to recruit and retain their teachers. Alleviating the child care workforce shortage, means classrooms can reopen, increasing the availability of child care for the tens of thousands of families that need it to remain in the workforce and contribute to Pennsylvania’s overall economy.

Thank you to the local chambers who showed support:

Bedford County Chamber of Commerce

Bradford Chamber of Commerce

Cambria Regional Chamber of Commerce

Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce

Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce

Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce

Chester Chamber of Commerce

Clarion Chamber of Commerce

Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce

Delaware County Chamber of Commerce

Greater Dubois Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development

Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership

Exton Region Chamber of Commerce

Greene County Chamber of Commerce

HighRidge Improvement District Authority

Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce

Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce

Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce

Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce

Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce

Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce

Meadville Area Chamber of Commerce

Norristown Chamber of Commerce

Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce

Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce

Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce

Schuylkill County Industrial Development Authority

Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation

Somerset County Chamber of Commerce

Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce

Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce

TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce

Upper Bucks County Chamber of Commerce

Upper Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce

Venango Chamber of Commerce

West Shore Chamber of Commerce

Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce

Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce

Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce

York County Economic Alliance Chamber of Commerce