The Economy League’s signature events provide the region’s most engaged business and civic leaders with insight, strategies, and connections to galvanize action on critical regional issues.
2016 World Class Summit: 10 Years to 2026
LOEWS HOTEL MILLENNIUM BALLROOM | JULY 13
This signature event attracts a diverse group of business and civic leaders who are committed to helping shape the future of our region. Patrick Harker, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, will deliver keynote remarks.
Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange
LOS ANGELES | SEPTEMBER 25-28
This fall, the Economy League will bring a leadership delegation from Greater Philadelphia to L.A. for an in-depth learning visit in the City of Angels.
Economy League updates and insight on education and talent development, business growth, and infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia.
What has a robust economy with a strong global presence, sustainable job growth and high wages all over? Hint: The answer isn’t quite Philadelphia. Read More
How can a local economy make a global debut? After more than a year of market analysis -- along with surveys and interviews with local businesses --... Read More
Last week, more than 200 cross-sector leaders gathered at WHYY for the launch of the Greater Philadelphia Export Plan. Read More
Floating tantalizing growth prospects, including $6.3 billion in new sales each year and 35,000 additional jobs, economic-development officials... Read More
THE WORLD CLASS AGENDA
The Economy League’s World Class Greater Philadelphia agenda is focused on improving education and talent development outcomes in our region, boosting business growth and making our infrastructure more effective and reliable. The World Class agenda was developed with input from more than 1,700 business, nonprofit, government, labor, and community leaders from around the Philadelphia area.
Education & Talent Development
Education at all stages—from cradle to career—is more important than ever in today’s knowledge economy, both for individual opportunity and regional prosperity. Read More
Business activity in the region drives employment and creates opportunity while generating the tax revenues that enable the public sector to provide and coordinate crucial services. Read More
The region’s transportation networks, land assets, and environment play a major role in facilitating commerce and providing access to opportunity. Read More
EDUCATION & TALENT DEVELOPMENT
EXPANDING ACCESS TO HIGH-QUALITY EARLY LEARNING
Economy League research and leadership engagement has helped power the high-profile Pre-K for PA campaign – a statewide effort to raise awareness of the value and impact of expanded access to quality pre-k. The campaign has built a strong foundation of support from prominent business executives, key elected officials, law enforcement, and military leaders that is informing funding discussions in Harrisburg.
Despite 86 percent of global economic growth projected to occur outside the United States between 2015 and 2020, only one percent of U.S. companies currently export and, among those that do, 58 percent export to only one market. These numbers underscore the significant opportunity for Greater Philadelphia and other U.S. metros to grow by going global. To address this opportunity, the Economy League and the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia brought together business leaders and economic development experts from across southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and northern Delaware last year to develop an action-oriented export plan for the region.