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    The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia addresses critical issues facing Greater Philadelphia by providing impactful research, connecting diverse leaders, and advancing shared solutions.

     

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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

 

 

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September 30th 2018

2018 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange: Seattle

The Economy League is excited to announce we’ll be taking regional leaders to Seattle for the 2018 GPLEX learning visit. Known for embracing new ideas, mind-boggling growth, and distinct political character, Seattle provides a fascinating case study of how things get done in other regions. Read More

THE LATEST

 

Economy League updates and insight on education and talent development, business growth, and infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia.
Regional Direction
February 6th 2018

Industry Analytics for the City of Philadelphia's Workforce Strategy

As the City of Philadelphia embarked on the development of its citywide workforce strategy, “Fueling Philadelphia’s Talent Engine," it turned to the... Read More
Regional Direction
February 6th 2018

An Analysis of Low-Skill Occupations in Philadelphia

In the Economy League's recent analysis for the City of Philadelphia, we provided a detailed look at labor market data that provides a foundation for... Read More
January 25th 2018

Economy League of Greater Philadelphia Names Jeff Hornstein as Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia today announced the appointment of Jeff Hornstein, Ph.D. as its next Executive... 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

     

    INDUSTRY ANALYTICS

    FOR THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA'S WORKFORCE STRATEGY
     

    Crafting policy that strikes an effective balance between supporting economic growth and expanding equity of opportunity is critical for moving Philadelphia forward. It requires an understanding not only of where the economy is growing, but where growth supports family-sustaining jobs that provide long-term career pathways.

     

    To this end, as the City of Philadelphia embarked on the development of its citywide workforce strategy “Fueling Philadelphia’s Talent Engine,” it turned to the Economy League for targeted research and data analysis to inform decision-making.

     

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