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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.

     

THE LATEST

 

Economy League updates and insight on education and talent development, business growth, and infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia.
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Regional Direction
July 16th 2015

Expanding Opportunity

The special Economy League analysis Expanding Opportunity examines ways in which advancing the World Class agenda can expand opportunity across... Read More
  • Education & Talent Development
Education & Talent
July 16th 2015

Moving Workers from Low-Wage Jobs to Family-Sustaining Careers

Fifteen million workers in the US earn less than $10 an hour, more than half of whom are over the age of 25. While fast food or retail often come to... Read More
  • Business Growth Supporting Entrepreneurs
Business Growth
July 16th 2015

Supporting Underserved Entrepreneurs

More than ever, smart economic development is focused on ways to support entrepreneurship and stimulate the kind of job growth that young firms bring... 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 more than 80 percent of global GDP growth projected to occur outside the U.S. between 2013 and 2018, only five percent of American companies currently export and, among those that do, 58 percent export to only one market. Recognizing the opportunity to take our region’s export outcomes to the next level, the Economy League and the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia are leading a coalition of partners to develop and disseminate a customized, data-driven metro export strategy.

     

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