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    Join the 2020 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange to explore the impact of the pandemic through a racial equity lens and work with peers and experts to devise actionable shared solutions.

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    Racism has been woven into the fabric of this city and country. It is the ongoing structural legacy of centuries of policy violence wielded against Black and Brown communities--from slavery, to Jim Crow, from residential and financial redlining, to mass incarceration. The events of the last few weeks--the killing of unarmed George Floyd at the hands of white Minneapolis police officer, the killing of Breonna Taylor in her home--are only the latest manifestation of this affliction, and their names are two among countless other names and victims that have fallen to structural racism.


    The Economy League pledges to work with allies across all sectors, to help unbind our city and communities from this legacy. If we are to create a truly Greater Philadelphia for all, we must foster inclusive, equitable growth to attack the root causes of racism; invest heavily in neighborhoods that have been neglected for decades, transform the systems that educate our children and our workers, and make deep and lasting reforms across institutions. We pledge to work together like our lives depend upon it. Because they do.

     

     

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    In this time of incredible uncertainty, we've launched The Pivot, a web series highlighting innovative organizational pivots happening across the Greater Philadelphia region in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

     

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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 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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    We’re building a regional resource of high-quality, data-driven, and objective research to address the region’s most important challenges and opportunities.

     

2020 GREATER PHILADELPHIA LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE

 

In this time of unprecedented change, leadership must be action-oriented, solutions must be inclusion-based, and conferences must be digital. Join the 2020 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange to explore the impact of the pandemic through a racial equity lens and work with peers and experts to devise actionable shared solutions. Apply by August 14.

THE LATEST

 

The latest insight and updates from the Economy League community.

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Regional Direction
August 5th 2020

Income Inequality among Philadelphia’s Workforce: An Update

In May 2019 we examined income inequality by race, ethnicity, and gender among Philadelphia’s workforce. In this Leading Indicator, we revisit these... Read More
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Regional Direction
July 29th 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on Greater Philadelphia’s Black-Owned Businesses

The economic lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is entering its fifth month. Businesses of all sizes are reeling from its effects. While... Read More
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Regional Direction
July 22nd 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in Philadelphia

Since the initial outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in the U.S. and the subsequent economic lockdown, the federal government provided relief to small... Read More
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Regional Direction
July 15th 2020

The Unequal Impact of COVID-19 in the U.S. and Philadelphia

Last week, the New York Times published, “The Fullest Look Yet at the Racial Inequality of Coronavirus,” featuring data that shows the... Read More
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Economy League releases report "Good Eats." This collaborative effort with the City of Philadelphia's Get Healthy Philly examines the Greater Philadelphia food economy, and good food’s potential to drive growth, improve health, and expand opportunity. Read More  >>

WHY WE GPLEX 

2019 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange participants share their perspectives.

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

 

A joint initiative of the Economy League and Billy Penn, the Full City Challenge is a rapid incubator focused on identifying and supporting new collaborations that leverage our region’s robust food economy to address the acute problems of hunger and poverty in the Philadelphia region.

 

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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
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Alexander Perry, Inc
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Allied Universal
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Alterra Property Group
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American Airlines