PAGE LAUNCH EVENT
NOVEMBER 28, 2018 | DREXEL UNIVERSITY
Philadelphia is the poorest large city in the US, while being a home to several of the nation's best hospitals and universities. Each year these institutions spend over $5 billion on goods and services in contracts that could be channeled towards local businesses. Cities such as Baltimore, Chicago and Detroit have developed effective local purchasing strategies to leverage the power of institutions to create jobs and build wealth.
The Economy League, in partnership the City of Philadelphia, has been working with more than a dozen of Philadelphia's biggest institutions to implement a similar strategy in Philadelphia.
Join us on November 28 to learn how we are working with Philadelphia's hospitals and universities to localize $500 million in contract opportunities and create as many as 5,000 living-wage, middle-skill jobs for Philadelphia residents!
The latest insight and updates from the Economy League community.
In late September, Billy Penn asked why 150 Philadelphia leaders were heading to Seattle for the weekend. Armed with an excellent briefing book and a deep sense of curiosity, for 3 days a diverse group of cross-sector Philadelphia leaders dug deep into how Seattle works, moves, and thrives - and... Read More
This week 150 leaders from Philadelphia are visiting Seattle, and a think tank, the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, is leading the way. In the... Read More
This weekend, several dozen leaders from various Philadelphia companies, nonprofits, agencies and institutions will come together to discuss ways to... Read More
WHY WE GPLEX
2018 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange participants share their perspectives on Seattle.
CAMPAIGNS & PROJECTS
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.
THE FULL CITY CHALLENGE
The Full City Challenge is a rapid incubator focused on identifying and supporting innovative collaborations that draw upon our region's robust food economy to address social and community challenges. A partnership between the Economy League and Billy Penn, the Full City Challenge will launch in December 2018 with a call seeking short proposals for initiatives, campaigns, social enterprises, technology platforms, and other innovative solutions that leverage the hospitality, restaurant, agriculture or other food-related industries for social impact.
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.