February 19, 2014 | philly.com by Claudia Vargas
Just before Mayor Nutter addressed the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce at its annual luncheon Tuesday, he celebrated the new office space of a Philadelphia start-up company that nearly doubled in size in the last year.
RJ Metrics, a tech firm that helps businesses analyze their data and has more than 250 clients including Hootsuite and Threadless, is an example of a company that can “start in Philly, grow in Philly and stay in Philly,” Nutter said at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Dozens of young professionals mingled around a fancy breakfast spread at the top of the Weidner Building on Broad and Chestnut Tuesday – RJ Metric’s new home to fit its 46 employee base and more – as RJ Metric’s CEO Bob Moore offered remarks alongside the mayor.
Moore, who cofounded the firm with Jake Stein in 2009, called the Philadelphia start-up scene a “rekindling of the entrepreneurial spirit of the city.”