Economy League updates and insight on education and talent development, business growth, and infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia.
An ambitious project to bring computer science education into every Philadelphia school is launching Wednesday afternoon, backed by a robust contingent of city leaders who believe it has the potential to change the future of both the city’s students and the region's economy. Read More
A route shifted 30 yards or so may soothe opposition to plans for a light-rail line to King of Prussia. At the first of three public comment sessions... Read More
SEPTA recently took another laborious step in the long journey to extending the Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL) to King of Prussia, releasing a... Read More
THE WORLD CLASS AGENDA
The Economy League’s World Class Greater Philadelphia agenda is focused on improving education and talent development outcomes in our region, boosting business growth and making our infrastructure more effective and reliable. The World Class agenda was developed with input from more than 1,700 business, nonprofit, government, labor, and community leaders from around the Philadelphia area.
Education & Talent Development
Education at all stages—from cradle to career—is more important than ever in today’s knowledge economy, both for individual opportunity and regional prosperity. Read More
Business activity in the region drives employment and creates opportunity while generating the tax revenues that enable the public sector to provide and coordinate crucial services. Read More
The region’s transportation networks, land assets, and environment play a major role in facilitating commerce and providing access to opportunity. Read More
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.
DRIVING TECH TALENT GROWTH IN PHL
The expansion of Greater Philadelphia’s tech sector and significant growth of tech jobs across industries present a unique opportunity to drive growth and prosperity in the region. Employers in the Philadelphia area have added more than 25,000 new tech jobs since 2002, equivalent to 25% of all net job growth in Greater Philadelphia during that period. Recognizing tech’s rapid growth and the potential to build on the good work already happening in the region, the Economy League led an in-depth research and strategy initiative to better understand our region’s technology workforce and identify priority strategies to expand, deepen, and diversify that workforce.