2020 GREATER PHILADELPHIA LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE
In this time of unprecedented change, leadership must be action-oriented, solutions must be inclusion-based, and conferences must be digital. Join the 2020 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange to explore the impact of the pandemic through a racial equity lens and work with peers and experts to devise actionable shared solutions. Apply by August 14.
The latest insight and updates from the Economy League community.
In mid-July, the Philadelphia School District announced that students would begin the 2020-2021 school year on September 2, 2020 via remote learning. For the first marking period of Fall 2020, Philadelphia’s 130,000 students in District-run public schools will once again digitally attend classes... Read More
In May 2019 we examined income inequality by race, ethnicity, and gender among Philadelphia’s workforce. In this Leading Indicator, we revisit these... Read More
The economic lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is entering its fifth month. Businesses of all sizes are reeling from its effects. While... Read More
Since the initial outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in the U.S. and the subsequent economic lockdown, the federal government provided relief to small... Read More
Last week, the New York Times published, “The Fullest Look Yet at the Racial Inequality of Coronavirus,” featuring data that shows the... Read More
Economy League releases report "Good Eats." This collaborative effort with the City of Philadelphia's Get Healthy Philly examines the Greater Philadelphia food economy, and good food’s potential to drive growth, improve health, and expand opportunity. Read More >>
WHY WE GPLEX
2019 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange participants share their perspectives.
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.