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    We're working with large institutional buyers to grow businesses, strengthen the local economy, create jobs, and build wealth. 

     

     

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    We're advancing a rapid incubator focused on supporting innovative collaborations that draw upon our region's robust food economy to address social and community challenges.

     

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    We bring together our region's top leaders to learn from their peers in cities across North America.

     

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    We address critical issues facing Greater Philadelphia by providing impactful research, connecting diverse leaders, and advancing shared solutions.

     

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    PAGE LAUNCH EVENT

    NOVEMBER 28, 2018 | DREXEL UNIVERSITY

     

    Philadelphia is the poorest large city in the US, while being a home to several of the nation's best hospitals and universities. Each year these institutions spend over $5 billion on goods and services in contracts that could be channeled towards local businesses. Cities such as Baltimore, Chicago and Detroit have developed effective local purchasing strategies to leverage the power of institutions to create jobs and build wealth.

    The Economy League, in partnership the City of Philadelphia, has been working with more than a dozen of Philadelphia's biggest institutions to implement a similar strategy in Philadelphia.

     

    Join us on November 28 to learn how we are working with Philadelphia's hospitals and universities to localize $500 million in contract opportunities and create as many as 5,000 living-wage, middle-skill jobs for Philadelphia residents!

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THE LATEST

 

The latest insight and updates from the Economy League community.

September 28th 2018

Growing Our Communities Now and In the Future Together: The Role of Think Tanks in the 21st Century

This week 150 leaders from Philadelphia are visiting Seattle, and a think tank, the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, is leading the way. In the... Read More
September 28th 2018

Billy Penn: Why 150 Philly leaders are spending the weekend in Seattle

This weekend, several dozen leaders from various Philadelphia companies, nonprofits, agencies and institutions will come together to discuss ways to... Read More
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Regional Direction
August 13th 2018

Seeing Philadelphia Through the Lens of Detroit

  A recent trip to Detroit has me reflecting on my hometown, how far it’s come and by what pathways, and where we are heading.   Over the three... Read More

WHY WE GPLEX 

2018 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange participants share their perspectives on Seattle.

CAMPAIGNS & PROJECTS 

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PHILADELPHIA ANCHORS FOR GROWTH & EQUITY (PAGE)

 

Philadelphia Anchors for Growth and Equity is a partnership between the Economy League, the City of Philadelphia and leading “Eds and Meds” anchor institutions that seeks to increase local purchasing by large institutional buyers to grow businesses, strengthen the local economy, create jobs, and build wealth. 

 

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THE FULL CITY CHALLENGE

 

The Full City Challenge is a rapid incubator focused on identifying and supporting innovative collaborations that draw upon our region's robust food economy to address social and community challenges. A partnership between the Economy League and Billy Penn, the Full City Challenge will launch in December 2018 with a call seeking short proposals for initiatives, campaigns, social enterprises, technology platforms, and other innovative solutions that leverage the hospitality, restaurant, agriculture or other food-related industries for social impact.

 

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ANALYSIS OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA FIVE-YEAR PLAN

 

To aid in deliberation around the City of Philadelphia FY2019 budget and FY2019-2023 Five-Year Plan, the Economy League has compiled analysis to situate budget discussions within the broader context of the Philadelphia economy in 2018 and examine key linkages between the Five-Year Plan and what we see as the primary drivers of growth and prosperity—education and jobs.

 

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OUR INVESTORS

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

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Abrams Realty & Development
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African American Chamber of Commerce
Alexander Perry, Inc
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Allied Universal
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Alterra Property Group
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American Airlines