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    The Economy League brings together leaders across all sectors to address the most challenging issues facing the Greater Philadelphia region. 

     

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    WE PROVIDE INSIGHT

    The Economy League leverages its historic foundation of independent, high-quality analysis to deepen understanding of key regional opportunities and challenges.

     

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    WE CONNECT LEADERS

    Economy League signature events provide Greater Philadelphia's most engaged business and civic leaders with insight, strategies, and connections to galvanize action on critical regional issues. 

     

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    WE DRIVE REGIONAL CHANGE

    The Economy League works in collaboration with key civic, business, and governmental partners to develop and advance initiatives focused on driving regional growth and opportunity.

     

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    SUPPORT OUR WORK

    The Economy League relies on the support of corporate, institutional, and individual contributors to advance its mission.

     

UPCOMING EVENTS

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.
 
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Policy in a Pub: 2016 Election Dissection

MISCONDUCT TAVERN | MAY 3 | 5-7PM
 

Join the Economy League for this informal happy hour and election dissection discussion at Misconduct Tavern. Berwood Yost, Director of the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin and Marshall College, will offer remarks on the April 26th Pennsylvania primaries. The event is free but space is limited!

 

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Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange

LOS ANGELES | SEPTEMBER 25-28

Put aside your preconceptions about L.A. (but don’t forget your shades!) and join this fall’s leadership delegation from Greater Philadelphia for an in-depth learning visit in the City of Angels. 

 

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THE LATEST

 

Economy League updates and insight on education and talent development, business growth, and infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia.
April 26th 2016

Local to global: the greater philadelphia export plan wants to boost billions in business

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
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April 20th 2016

Sharing an Export-Driven Growth Strategy for the Region

Last week, more than 200 cross-sector leaders gathered at WHYY for the launch of the Greater Philadelphia Export Plan. Read More
April 13th 2016

Go sell it: Export globally to grow sales and jobs, plan for region urges

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 Growth

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

Infrastructure

The region’s transportation networks, land assets, and environment play a major role in facilitating commerce and providing access to opportunity. Read More
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OUR IMPACT

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.

 

OUR INVESTORS

The Economy League thanks the corporate, institutional, and individual investors whose financial support makes our work possible.
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    FEATURED CAMPAIGN

     

    REGIONAL EXPORTS

     

    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.

     

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