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    The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia addresses critical issues facing Greater Philadelphia by providing impactful research, connecting diverse leaders, and advancing shared solutions.

     

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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.

     

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2018 LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE: SEATTLE

The Economy League is excited to announce we’ll be taking regional leaders to Seattle for the 2018 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange (GPLEX), September 30-October 3. Known for embracing new ideas, mind-boggling growth, and distinct political character, Seattle provides a fascinating case study of how things get done in other regions. In anticipation of the trip, GPLEXers are sharing what the Exchange means for them and why they're exciting about exploring the Emerald City. 

 

WHY WE GPLEX 

2018 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange participants share their perspectives on the upcoming trip to Seattle.

THE LATEST

 

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

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Regional Direction
August 10th 2018

The Promise and Peril of Vertical Farming

As part of the Anchor Procurement Initiative, Economy League staff investigate new and emerging industries that could yield opportunities to localize... Read More
June 21st 2018

Overhauling its bus network may be on SEPTA’s schedule soon

Buses are the sick man of SEPTA’s transit options. Though overall ridership has remained relatively flat, bus trips have fallen 33 million, or 17... Read More
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Regional Direction
May 29th 2018

Are We Committed to Inclusive Growth?

The Metropolitan Planning Council of Chicago recently released a report entitled Our Equitable Future: A Roadmap for the Chicago Region, laying out a... 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

     

    INDUSTRY ANALYTICS

    FOR THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA'S WORKFORCE STRATEGY
     

    Crafting policy that strikes an effective balance between supporting economic growth and expanding equity of opportunity is critical for moving Philadelphia forward. It requires an understanding not only of where the economy is growing, but where growth supports family-sustaining jobs that provide long-term career pathways.

     

    To this end, as the City of Philadelphia embarked on the development of its citywide workforce strategy “Fueling Philadelphia’s Talent Engine,” it turned to the Economy League for targeted research and data analysis to inform decision-making.

     

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