GPLEX
September 16th 2019

Ensuring Quality Healthcare for Vulnerable Populations

With a general push towards preventative care, different sectors of the healthcare field are working to provide more resources and programming to vulnerable populations. This brief discusses health disparities in the region and contextualizes how different healthcare sectors are addressing the needs... Read More
GPLEX
September 16th 2019

Neighborhood Stabilization: Investment and Redevelopment in Nicetown-Tioga and Harrowgate

Not all change is equal. Low-income populations are often excluded from the positive benefits of neighborhood change and development. This brief highlights innovative measures of neighborhood change in the context of the North Philadelphia neighborhoods of Nicetown-Tioga and Harrowgate. Read More
GPLEX
September 16th 2019

Investing in Public Spaces

Public spaces are integral to the pulse of any region. They build social capital, drive economic development, foster environmental sustainability, and positively affect individual and community health and well-being. This brief provides case studies of different methods used to fund, build, and... Read More
GPLEX
September 16th 2019

The Fabric of the City: Immigrant Communities

With Philadelphia’s foreign-born population outpacing the growth of the native-born population, there are more opportunities for these diverse foreign-born communities to contribute and participate in the local economy. This data brief presents some high-level analysis on the growth and context of... Read More
GPLEX
September 16th 2019

Sustainability and Greening our Region

There are few systems more complex than the global climate and the increasingly undeniable impact of humans. In this brief, we discuss ongoing sustainability initiatives in the city and region and how they are addressing climate change. Read More
GPLEX
September 16th 2019

Why is Everyone Talking about Gene Therapy and Biotech?

Philadelphia has recently made a name for itself in the biotechnology subfields of gene and cell therapy. Yet with all the media attention and business fervor, how does Greater Philadelphia’s biotech industry compare with other leading metropolitan regions? This data brief measures growth in... Read More
Regional Direction
June 3rd 2019

Homeownership Among Philadelphia's Millennial Generation

With City Council’s recent expansion of the Philly First Home program, homeownership may become more affordable for many first-time buyers in the city.  In this Policy Brief, the Economy League looks at how homeownership maps out across Philadelphia – with a particular focus on the young (25-34... Read More
Regional Direction
May 6th 2019

Income Inequality Among Philadelphia's Workforce

During recent budget hearings in Philadelphia City Council we learned of the efforts municipal departments are making to include underrepresented populations within their management teams. The Economy League has long identified the inclusion of women and underrepresented persons of color within... Read More
Regional Direction
April 19th 2019

Unpacking Philadelphia's Workforce Composition

At last week's budget hearings, the Commerce Department – home to the Office of Workforce Development – fielded several questions by City Council members about progress on workforce development, the "skills gap," and poverty reduction.  This week's brief sheds some light on the composition of the... Read More
Regional Direction
April 8th 2019

Rental Burden in Philadelphia

Thus far in budget hearings, members of City Council have expressed a great deal of interest in property assessments and the fate of the ten-year tax abatement.  Since this week’s hearings include testimony from the Department of Planning & Development, we may expect more attention to the... Read More