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July 20th 2015

Hard stats from this year’s World Class Summit that need attention now

This year’s World Class Summit was packed with information. Hundreds of people filled the room at the Convention Center, to see how we’re shaping up according to the World Class Index, the tracking framework that was released last year. Read More
July 16th 2015

Expanding Opportunity in Greater Philadelphia

  Economy League Releases Expanding Opportunity Analysis  Regional Civic Group Unveils New Website, Brand at 2015 World Class Summit    Philadelphia, PA – More than half of all jobs in Greater Philadelphia don’t pay a family-sustaining wage and the region’s decentralized job base is... Read More
March 16th 2015

When Electing a Mayor This Year, Think Globally

March 12, 2015 John F. Smith, Nancy Gilboy, Craig Snyder, and Steve Wray, Philadelphia Inquirer   What does globalization have to do with an election for mayor of Philadelphia?   Answer: Everything.   If there was ever a time when Philadelphia could hunker down in its own... Read More
March 3rd 2015

A Good Day for Pre-K! Pre-K for PA, Early Learning PA Supporters Cheer Governor Wolf's Proposed Investments in Early Learning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2015   CONTACTS: Kate Philips: (215) 850-4647 Mike Race: (717) 236-5680   HARRISBURG (March 3, 2015) – The Pre-K for PA campaign, along with the Early Learning PA coalition, today applauded Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal for substantial increases to state... Read More
March 1st 2015

Make International Trade a PA Priority

March 1, 2015 Joel Naroff, Philadelphia Inquirer   It's that time of the year when governors present their budget plans. Since budgets are fundamentally political documents, the relationship of the comments to reality is often tenuous. That said, the addresses do start the budgeting process.... Read More
February 18th 2015

Testimony Provided to City Council Establishing an Independent Commission on Universal Pre-Kindergarten

My name is Steve Wray, and I am the Executive Director of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia. We are a 105-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to making Greater Philadelphia a world-class region. The Economy League provides independent, high-quality analysis and insight and develops... Read More
January 16th 2015

Philadelphia Joins Economic Development Network for Sustainable Growth

January 15, 2015 Francis Hilario, Philadelphia Business Journal   The Philadelphia region has been chosen to participate in an economic development network that will assist the city in developing plans for sustainable growth.   The exchange was created by the Global Cities Initiative, a... Read More
January 15th 2015

Greater Philadelphia Selected to Join Global Cities Initiative's Exchange Network

Thursday, January 15, 2015 CONTACT: Josh Sevin,  jsevin@economyleague.org   Greater Philadelphia Selected to Join Global Cities Initiative’s Exchange Network   Network will help Philadelphia region develop strategies to increase exporting and foreign direct investment, key tools in... Read More
December 2nd 2014

Buy Global: Economy League Launches Its Vision for Philly Exports

December 2, 2014 Alaina Mabaso, Flying Kite   Locally-focused businesses are a popular narrative nowadays, but the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia are urging a second perspective for anyone concerned about the region's economic future.... Read More
November 19th 2014

Economy League, World Trade Center to Launch Export Initiative to Grow Region's Business

  November 19, 2014 Francis Hilario, Philadelphia Business Journal   The Economy League and the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia have partnered together to launch a metro export plan geared toward boosting regional business growth, supported by a $200,000 grant by the U.S. Economic... Read More
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