PHILADELPHIA ANCHORS FOR GROWTH & EQUITY
Philadelphia Anchors for Growth and Equity (PAGE) 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 Economy League will work with institutional buyers to identify and define opportunities for local, diverse companies. Simultaneously, the project team will partner with organizations that represent small businesses in Philadelphia to identify suppliers to take advantage of those opportunities.
THE FULL CITY CHALLENGE
The Full City Challenge is a rapid incubator focused on identifying and supporting innovative collaborations that draw upon our region's robust food economy to address social and community challenges. A partnership between the Economy League and Billy Penn, the Full City Challenge will launch in December 2018 with a call seeking short proposals for initiatives, campaigns, social enterprises, technology platforms, and other innovative solutions that leverage the hospitality, restaurant, agriculture or other food-related industries for social impact.
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.
EDUCATION & TALENT DEVELOPMENT
INDUSTRY ANALYTICS FOR THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA'S WORKFORCE STRATEGY
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. The Economy League analyzed labor market data for seven target industry sectors, providing detailed insight into local sector dynamics and workforce opportunities that helped shape the goals and recommendations included in “Fueling Philadelphia’s Talent Engine.”