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.
Read through the latest updates and insight on education & talent development, business growth, and infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia.
In the Economy League's recent analysis for the City of Philadelphia, we provided a detailed look at labor market data that provides a foundation for understanding dynamics and workforce opportunities in seven target industry sectors across the city and region. Read More
Civic Incubator: The Economy League’s Role in the Creation of Campus Philly and Graduate! Philadelphia
In the second of a three-part Regional Direction series looking back at his two decades at the Economy League, Steve Wray examines the organization’s role as a civic incubator. Read More
Tech jobs are embedded in all sectors of the economy, and tech skills are increasingly vital to economic mobility. Figuring out how best to leverage tech’s potential could pay substantial dividends in advancing growth and expanding opportunity across Greater Philadelphia. Read More
THE WORLD CLASS INDICATORS
College & Career Readiness
Degrees & Certificates Awarded
Labor Force Participation
With New Jersey's adoption of an implementation plan in 2016, all three states in our region are on the path to using standardized kindergarten readiness assessments to improve early learning and help close achievement gaps.
PROGRESS TOWARD IMPLEMENTING STANDARDIZED KINDERGARTEN READINESS ASSESSMENTS (2016)
Starting & Growing Businesses
Small Business Employment
Federal R&D Funding
Selling to the World
While the number of new establishments has increased in six out of 11 counties in our region since 2011, the region’s growth rate was the slowest among the 10 largest U.S. metros.
PERCENT CHANGE IN NUMBER OF BUSINESSES BY COUNTY (2011-2015)
Global & National Connections
Passenger Air Connections
Intercity Rail Ridership
Global Port Connections
Transportation State of Good Repair
Water Distribution Efficiency
Open Space Acreage
Passenger Air Connections
Philadelphia International Airport provides nonstop international service to 25 countries whose combined GDP accounts for nearly one-quarter of world economic output. By this measure, Greater Philadelphia ranks last among the 10 largest U.S. metros.
COMBINED GDP OF COUNTRIES SERVED BY NONSTOP PASSENGER AIR SERVICE BY METRO AREA (2015)
REPORTS & PUBLICATIONS
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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 the PHL tech workforce and identify priority strategies to deepen and diversify that workforce. Read More
This report quantifies the performance and impact of the University City Science Center's QED Proof-of-Concept program on the Greater Philadelphia region’s innovation ecosystem. Read More
Greater Philadelphia is home to a burgeoning group of new and innovative companies and organizations that are forming and growing around the concept of creating both economic and social value. The Greater Philadelphia Impact Economy Initiative is built upon a foundation of research and roundtable... Read More
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