FOR THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA'S WORKFORCE STRATEGY
Crafting policy that strikes an effective balance between supporting economic growth and expanding equity of opportunity is critical for moving Philadelphia forward. It requires an understanding not only of where the economy is growing, but where growth supports family-sustaining jobs that provide long-term career pathways.
To this end, 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.
Read through the latest updates and insight on education & talent development, business growth, and infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia.
The Metropolitan Planning Council of Chicago recently released a report entitled Our Equitable Future: A Roadmap for the Chicago Region, laying out a data-driven strategy for ensuring that all Chicagoans benefit from economic growth in Windy City. In 2015, the City of Beaverton, Oregon released a... Read More
Prioritizing Transparency, Predictability, Fairness, and Market Awareness in Raising Funds for Affordable Housing in Philadelphia
In the face of rising rents and home prices, Philadelphia has the opportunity to implement a mechanism that generates stable and adequate revenues for affordable housing and allows our city to avoid the fate that high-growth cities like San Francisco, Seattle, and Boston are facing, where... Read More
The Anchor Procurement Initiative (API) 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 in order to grow local businesses and create jobs. Read More
On April 23, as part of a special preview of the upcoming Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange, the Economy League brought together local healthcare leaders for a discussion with Dean Owen, Senior Manager for Communications and Marketing at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in... Read More
THE WORLD CLASS INDICATORS
College & Career Readiness
Degrees & Certificates Awarded
Economic Self-Sufficiency, Comparison
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
COMBINED GDP OF COUNTRIES SERVED BY NONSTOP PASSENGER AIR SERVICE BY METRO AREA (2015)
REPORTS & PUBLICATIONS
Explore the Economy League's extensive repository of insight on Greater Philadelphia.
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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