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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
April 25th 2014

New Report Finds Every $1.00 Invested in Pre-K Generates $1.79 in PA Economy

April 25, 2014   CONTACT: Carey Voigt Learnard (215) 260-5215     Philadelphia, PA – Access to high-quality pre-k has both immediate and lasting economic benefits that extend far beyond the individual child, according to a new report from ReadyNation/America’s Edge. The study, which was... Read More
March 13th 2014

Pre-K for PA Releases Data on Pre-K Access in Southeastern Pennsylvania

March 13, 2014   Contact: Carey Voigt Learnard (215) 260-5215   PHILADELPHIA - There are nearly 70,000 three and four year-old children in southeastern Pennsylvania who can not enroll in high-quality pre-kindergarten, according to new fact county fact sheets released today by the Pre-K... Read More
January 23rd 2014

Statewide Coalition Kicks Off to Expand Access to High-Quality Pre-K

(Philadelphia, Pa.) Jan. 23, 2014 – Kicking off a campaign to advocate for greater investment in high-quality Pre-Kindergarten programs, a statewide coalition of non-profit organizations today launched "Pre-K for PA: All Children Ready to Succeed" to ensure that every 3- and 4-year old in... Read More
December 19th 2013

2014 Economic Outlook: Philadelphia

What does 2014 hold for Philly business? Four experts gave us their forecasts for next year.   December 19, 2013 Judy Weightman, Region's Business   The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia tracks big picture economic data, and regional economic adviser Luke Tilley is seeing some... Read More
December 3rd 2013

A University, Business and Non-Profit Honored for Encouraging Degree Completion

  December 5, 2013 Susan Snyder, Philadelphia Inquirer   Independence Blue Cross launched a support program to help its workers without a college degree to get one. The Philadelphia Education Fund worked with four city high schools to set a college-going culture from the day students... Read More
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