THE FULL CITY CHALLENGE
Got a great idea for using food to strengthen communities? Apply to the Full City Challenge for a chance to receive strategic guidance from experts and $5,000 to test it out!
Philadelphia is home to one of the country’s most dynamic and diverse food scenes. At the same time, one in five Philadelphians don’t have enough to eat — and in contrast with national trends, that number appears to be growing. Philly is also the poorest big city in the country, with nearly half of residents struggling to make ends meet. There’s a lot of great work happening in the city around addressing these linked issues of food and financial insecurity, but it’s clear that there’s more to be done. With this in mind, the Economy League and Billy Penn introduce the Full City Challenge, a new initiative that looks to YOU for solutions that leverage our region’s robust food economy to address the dual acute problems of hunger and poverty in Philadelphia.
The latest insight and updates from the Economy League community.
The story of food in Philadelphia right now is a tale of two cities. Over the weekend, news spread about a crowdfunding campaign for a prominent Philly bartender. Near the end of her battle with cancer, she has no way to pay for pending medical or funeral bills — so must depend on charity, despite... 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
A joint initiative of the Economy League and Billy Penn, the Full City Challenge is a rapid incubator focused on identifying and supporting new collaborations that leverage our region’s robust food economy to address the acute problems of hunger and poverty in the Philadelphia region.
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.