Since the early 2000s, employers in Greater Philadelphia have created 25,000 net new tech jobs – equivalent to 25% of all regional jobs created during that span. This growth presents a major economic opportunity for residents in our region, but firms report difficulty finding candidates with the... Read More
Economy League updates and insight on education and talent development, business growth, and infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia.
The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, a founding member of the Pre-K for PA campaign, joins other Pre-K for PA partners in support of Gov. Wolf’s announcement of a $75 million expansion for high-quality pre-k as part of his 2017-18 budget address. Read More
Philadelphia, PA – The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia today announced that its executive director, Steve Wray, will be resigning from his... 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 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
The region’s transportation networks, land assets, and environment play a major role in facilitating commerce and providing access to opportunity. Read More
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.
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.