About the PRPA

Jeff Theobald

Executive Director and
Chief Executive Officer

The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, an independent agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, has as its primary mission the enhancement of water-borne trade and commerce. PRPA was created by an act of the Pennsylvania legislature in 1989. As an organization committed to economic development and job creation, the Authority seeks to generate activity that will maximize port-related employment and revenues by promoting the use of the Philadelphia regional port system by Pennsylvania based industries. It is also committed to working in a cooperative spirit with other Delaware River port and City agencies to realize the potential of the regional port system. Port cargoes and the activity they generate are responsible for thousands of direct and indirect jobs in the Philadelphia area and throughout Pennsylvania.

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