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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.

     

UPCOMING EVENTS

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upcoming events
October 12th 2017

2017 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange

The Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange is an initiative of the Economy League to develop leaders of business, civic, and government organizations into visionaries dedicated to making Greater Philadelphia a world class region. Read More

THE LATEST

 

Economy League updates and insight on education and talent development, business growth, and infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia.
July 27th 2017

Philadelphia's Toxic Tax – And It's NOT the Wage Tax

Philadelphia businesses have a profitability problem. And local political and economic experts say it is thanks to the city’s tax structure, which... Read More
July 25th 2017

Domb Idea: 3 Things Needed to Grow Philly's Future

Despite what you hear from Negadelphians, Philadelphia actually is in good shape, poised — dare we say it? — to be great. So says freshman Councilman... Read More
July 21st 2017

Philly’s Impact Economy to Get $15M Boost With ImpactPHL Ventures

Ben Franklin Technology Partners celebrated the one-year anniversary of its ImpactPHL investment collaborative on Thursday with the unveiling of its... 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

     

    DRIVING TECH TALENT GROWTH IN PHL

     

    The expansion of Greater Philadelphia’s tech sector and significant growth of tech jobs across industries present a unique opportunity to drive growth and prosperity in the region. Employers in the Philadelphia area have added more than 25,000 new tech jobs since 2002, equivalent to 25% of all net job growth in Greater Philadelphia during that period. Recognizing tech’s rapid growth and the potential to build on the good work already happening in the region, the Economy League led an in-depth research and strategy initiative to better understand our region’s technology workforce and identify priority strategies to expand, deepen, and diversify that workforce.

     

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