• 2014 World Class Summit

    PAST EVENTS

May

02

2017
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May 2nd 2017

Driving Tech Talent Growth in PHL

Employers in Greater Philadelphia have created 25,000 net new tech jobs since the early 2000s – equivalent to 25% of total net employment growth in the region during that span. Tech is positioned to be a major engine of sustained job growth in our economy, but firms report difficulty finding... Read More
November

29

2016
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November 29th 2016

Closing the College Completion Gap

Join the Economy League and Talent Greater Philly for a discussion with national and local leaders on college completion challenges, opportunities, and strategies in the Greater Philadelphia region. Read More
November

10

2016
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November 10th 2016

Election Dissection: November 2016

Join the Economy League at this informal happy hour at Misconduct Tavern. We'll be discussing the results of November's key elections, with a special guest speaker TBA. The event is free but space is limited! Read More
July

13

2016
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July 13th 2016

2016 World Class Summit

Join the Economy League and its partners for the sixth annual World Class Summit! Read More
May

03

2016
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May 3rd 2016

Policy in a Pub: 2016 Election Dissection

This informal happy hour and discussion about the April 26th primary election featured Berwood Yost, director of the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin and Marshall College and PA's most trusted pollster. Read More
April

13

2016
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April 13th 2016

An Export Plan for Greater Philadelphia

On April 13, the Economy League and the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia released the Greater Philadelphia Export Plan, Regional leaders discussed how its implementation will help drive much-needed job and revenue growth in our metro. Read More
May

21

2015
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May 21st 2015

Election Dissection Happy Hour

This informal happy hour and election dissection discussion at Misconduct Tavern featured Sandy Shea, editorial page editor of the Philadelphia Daily News, who offered remarks on the May 19th Philadelphia mayoral and city council election results. Read More
May

07

2015
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May 7th 2015

Beyond Entry-Level Jobs

This forum examined how local employers, nonprofits, and policymakers are working together to implement coordinated "career pathways" approaches. These efforts simultaneously help individuals progress from entry-level jobs into family-sustaining careers and help employers address critical talent... Read More
December

10

2014
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December 10th 2014

Policy in a Pub: Beer, Cheer and a Look at the New Year

Held at the Black Sheep Irish Pub in Center City, this informal happy hour featured Philadelphia magazine Deputy Editor Patrick Kerkstra who discussed the past year in politics and a look ahead to the 2015 races. Read More
November

18

2014
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November 18th 2014

Spurring Regional Export Growth

This forum examined industry-specific opportunities and strategies to drive significant export growth in Greater Philadelphia. Read More
September

18

2014
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September 18th 2014

Going the Extra Mile

This forum examined the state of transportation funding in Greater Philadelphia and ways to leverage smart financing to close the funding gap in our region. Read More
July

09

2014
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July 9th 2014

2014 World Class Summit

The World Class Summit marked the release of the World Class Index, a tool to help Greater Philadelphia's business and civic leaders track progress around a shared agenda for regional growth and opportunity. The event also featured IBM Smarter Cities head Michael Dixon, Philadelphia Mayor Michael... Read More
May

22

2014
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May 22nd 2014

Election Dissection Happy Hour

Held at the Black Sheep Irish Pub in Center City, this informal happy hour featured Dave Davies of WHYY and Fresh Air who offered remarks focused on May's primary elections. Read More
April

29

2014
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April 29th 2014

The Business Community & Early Education

Join the Economy League and United Way to learn about school readiness -- making sure every child arrives in kindergarten prepared to succeed. The forum features business leaders from around the country who have moved the needle on improving quality and access to early childhood education in their... Read More
February

11

2014
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February 11th 2014

Leadership Exchange Alumni Tea Party

Remember that person you meant to meet up with after the Leadership Exchange? Reconnect over tea and cakes and hear about plans for the learning visit to Boston this October and the 2014 World Class Greater Philadelphia schedule of events Read More
June

20

2013
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June 20th 2013

The World Class Infrastructure GPS

Greater Philadelphia's transportation networks, power and water systems, and land assets play a major role in facilitating commerce and providing access to opportunity. Addressing the challenge of maintaining existing systems while finding innovative ways to embark on new projects will be key to... Read More
March

18

2013
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March 18th 2013

2013 World Class Summit

A world class region invests in the present with an eye toward the future. World Class Greater Philadelphia asks what the region's business, nonprofit, and government leaders need to focus on to ensure that we're ready for both the opportunities and the challenges that the future will bring. It's... Read More
December

05

2012
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December 5th 2012

Movers & Cocktail Shakers: Bill Marimow

Sip and nosh while hearing about the regional news biz from two-time Inquirer editor and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Bill Marimow. With special introduction by Craig A. Spencer, President and CEO of The Arden Group. Read More
February

02

2012
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February 2nd 2012

2012 World Class Summit

Last spring, we presented four "future histories" of Greater Philadelphia. Now we're back with a closer look at those elements common to achieving success across all four. We'll discuss what those priority areas are, the goals to work toward, and how collaboration will work going forward. It might... Read More
August

02

2011
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August 2nd 2011

World Class Greater Philadelphia Roundtables

Now through August 2, 2011, the Economy League is convening a series of roundtables with leaders from Greater Philadelphia's business, civic, government, and labor communities to discuss the regional implications of the four "futures" presented in the World Class initiative's recent 2026: Future... Read More
June

13

2011
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June 13th 2011

Future Histories of Greater Philadelphia Encore

Back by popular demand is 2026: Future Histories of Greater Philadelphia! Join us on the evening of June 13 as we bring to life four "Future Histories" at this memorable multimedia event. We invite you to go beyond the PowerPoint to look ahead at life in this region in 2026. Come to this event to... Read More
April

28

2011
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April 28th 2011

2026 Future Histories of Greater Philadelphia

The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia invites you to join us on April 28 as we debut 2026: Future Histories of Greater Philadelphia - a groundbreaking examination of our region's potential futures. Read More