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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

The Economy League’s signature events provide the region’s most engaged business and civic leaders with insight, strategies, and connections to galvanize action on critical regional issues.
 
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2016 World Class Summit: 10 Years to 2026

LOEWS HOTEL MILLENNIUM HALL | JULY 13

This signature event attracts a diverse group of business and civic leaders who are committed to helping shape the future of our region. Patrick Harker, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, will deliver keynote remarks.

 

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WE'RE HIRING!

The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia is seeking a skilled, team-oriented professional to fill the role of Development Associate. The Development Associate will report to the Managing Director, Investor Relations and provide primary support to development efforts.  This candidate will also provide administrative support to Economy League projects, initiatives, and general operations as needed.

THE LATEST

 

Economy League updates and insight on education and talent development, business growth, and infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia.
June 15th 2016

Report: University City Science Center generates $13B economic impact on region

A joint effort of the Science Center, the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and Econsult Solutions Inc., The University City Science Center: An... Read More
June 15th 2016

Science Center Is an Economic Catalyst for Greater Philadelphia

Economic Impact Study Traces One Out of Every 100 Jobs in Region Back to Science Center Incubation Services Read More
April 26th 2016

3 reasons why nonprofits should care about the city’s export plan

What has a robust economy with a strong global presence, sustainable job growth and high wages all over? Hint: The answer isn’t quite Philadelphia. 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

     

    REGIONAL EXPORTS

     

    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.

     

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