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When the Economy League was established in 1909, its first endeavor was the promotion of better government through independent research. Today, we continue that tradition as well as bring together business, civic and nonprofit, and public interests for their ideas and experience to inform operations of all levels of government -- from boro managers to the Capital.
We went to Toronto to get at the forces behind its evolution from important Canadian city to top-ranking international capital. We knew it wasn't the weather. So we invited more than 40 of Toronto's leaders to tell the story, and asked them to focus on immigration and workforce, waterfront development, creating community through the arts, innovation and entrepreneurship, growth and mobility, Toronto's image, and governance and the Canadian citizen. Read about the big themes and takeaways from this learning visit in Insight Vol. 6. ...more
Photos from the future??? Although that technology might be available in 2026, these snaps are from the World Class Greater Philadelphia Future Histories release on April 28 at WHYY's Hamilton Media Commons. If you missed it, stay tuned for an encore presentation in mid-June. ...more
(April 21, 2011 – Philadelphia, PA) Four “future histories” of the Philadelphia region will be presented and their implications explained on April 28, 2011 at 2026: Future Histories of Greater Philadelphia at WHYY’s Hamilton Media Commons. The four scenarios were developed by the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia. They are based on a more than a year’s research to consider the possible results of forces and trends at work in the region, nation, and globe. A report detailing the futures also will be published online....more
The Economy League invites you to join us on April 28 for the debut of 2026: Future Histories of Greater Philadelphia. Following months of intensive collaboration with regional stakeholders, World Class Greater Philadelphia has developed stories describing four very different, but very possible, futures for our dynamic region. These stories, which explore how national and global forces could influence Greater Philadelphia's future, will serve as a spotlight on the region's challenges and opportunities, enabling business, civic, labor, and government leaders to identify what is most likely to drive our success as a region. ...more
This 2010 iteration focuses on the matrix of issues that challenge efficient services provision exacerbated by the recession. ...more