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