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    We're advancing a rapid incubator focused on supporting innovative collaborations that draw upon our region's robust food economy to address social and community challenges.

     

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    We're working with large institutional buyers to grow businesses, strengthen the local economy, create jobs, and build wealth. 

     

     

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    We bring together our region's top leaders to learn from their peers in cities across North America.

     

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    We address critical issues facing Greater Philadelphia by providing impactful research, connecting diverse leaders, and advancing shared solutions.

     

    • GPLEX Boston 2014

    We’re building a regional resource of high-quality, data-driven, and objective research to address the region’s most important challenges and opportunities.

THE LATEST

 

The latest insight and updates from the Economy League community.

February 13th 2020

New Hires

PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 13, 2020) – The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, the region’s think-and-do tank that addresses critical issues facing the... Read More
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Regional Direction
February 3rd 2020

Why Haven't Philly Wages Increased with Employment Levels (Part 2)

In the last issue of Leading Indicators, we showed that Philadelphia’s wage growth has lagged employment levels in recent years. We hypothesized as... Read More
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Regional Direction
December 11th 2019

Why Haven’t Philly Wages Increased with Employment Levels? (Part 1)

There’s been an ongoing national discussion of the seeming paradox of concurrent wage stagnation and rising employment levels in the past decade... Read More
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Regional Direction
November 21st 2019

Economy League Champions Innovative Solutions To Support Philadelphia’s Food Economy

It’s been an exciting year at the Economy League, specifically around our efforts supporting the Philadelphia food economy. Since the start of 2019,... Read More
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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  >>

EVENTS 

Upcoming Economy League Events you shouldn't miss!

 

WHY WE GPLEX 

2019 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange participants share their perspectives.

CAMPAIGNS & PROJECTS 

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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. 

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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OUR INVESTORS

The Economy League thanks the corporate, institutional, and individual investors whose financial support makes our work possible.

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Abrams Realty & Development
  • AFRICAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
African American Chamber of Commerce
Alexander Perry, Inc
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Allied Universal
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Alterra Property Group
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American Airlines