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September 19th 2014

World Class Business Growth Starts with Shared Goals and Measurement

September 10, 2014 Steve Wray, Region's Business    You can’t improve what you don’t measure … this conviction has been at the heart of dozens of Economy League projects and initiatives over the years. And it lies at the core of our World Class Greater Philadelphia effort.   Shared... Read More
September 17th 2014

Steve Wray's GVFTMA Interview: 2014 World Class Index

    Last week, the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association caught up with the Economy League's Executive Director, Steve Wray, to hear more about the 2014 World Class Index.   Watch the five-minute interview below to learn more about our World Class Greater Philadelphia... Read More
August 15th 2014

Pre-K Benefits All of Us, Not Just the Kids

August 11, 2014 Steve Wray & Jamie Haddon, The Intelligencer   Can investing in high-quality early learning programs save money for Bucks County taxpayers?   It’s a largely undisputed fact that attending high-quality pre-k sets a child up for success in school and life — particularly... Read More
July 22nd 2014

The Economy League's 2014 World Class Summit: Tracking Philadelphia's Progress on Growth & Opportunity

July 17, 2014 Aesha Desai, Global Philadelphia On July 9, the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and its partners hosted their fourth annual World Class Summit.   The Economy League expressed their ideas on how cities can become smarter, institute better planning, structures,... Read More
July 14th 2014

Economy League Releases Inaugural World Class Index

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: July 9, 2014   CONTACT: Josh Sevin (215) 432-4441, jsevin@economyleague.org     Regional Leaders Use New Tool to Track Progress around Shared Agenda     Philadelphia, PA - The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia today is releasing a new tool to help... Read More
July 14th 2014

Economy League Releases the World Class Index as Part of the World Class Initiative

Mo Manklang, Generocity July 11, 2014 On Wednesday, July 9, the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia hosted the 2014 World Class Summit and leaders from every sector of social impact were in attendance. Each year this gathering is the forum for sharing research in topic areas that they call... Read More
July 14th 2014

Philadelphia's Innovation Economy in Seven Charts

July 14, 2014 Juliana Reyes, Technical.ly Philly   Is there more innovation action in the Philadelphia region than there was five years ago? That’s one question the Economy League‘s recently released World Class Index seeks to answer. The Index, full of statistics and graphs, aims to track... Read More
July 9th 2014

Economy League of Greater Philadelphia Releases Progress Index

  July 9, 2014 Daily Local News The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia is releasing The 2014 World Class Index — a new tool to help business and civic leaders track progress around a shared agenda for regional growth and opportunity.   The index measures how the region is faring on... Read More
July 9th 2014

What Makes a City World Class?

July 9, 2014 Marielle Segarra, WHYY   What makes a city world class? The Greater Philadelphia Economy League thinks it has that figured out.   The Economy League says a city needs a few things to be "world class": business growth; strong infrastructure; and education and talent... Read More
April 29th 2014

Exchange Gives Local Leaders Chance to Learn from Boston

April 29, 2014 Allison Burdo, NBC10   An out-of-town trip organized by a nonprofit civic organization is offering small business owners in the Delaware Valley a chance to build their local professional network while learning how to better tackle the challenges facing Philly-area communities.... Read More
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