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March 22nd 2013

World Class Greater Philadelphia Looks Toward Improving the Region

March 22, 2013 Zack Seward   The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia has 2026 on its mind.   That's when America turns 250, when the national spotlight will cast its glare on Independence Hall.   Now, here's the Economy League's question for the Philadelphia region: How do we... Read More
March 20th 2013

Economy League Offers Road Map to "World Class Philadelphia"

March 20, 2013 Mike Armstrong, Inquirer Columnist   The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia is trying to keep everyone's eyes on the future of the region. For the last four years, the nonprofit civic organization has engaged in what amounts to a never-ending quiz: "What does Philadelphia... Read More
March 19th 2013

Nutter Posits City to Become World-Class

March 19, 2013 Rebecca Savedow   Just a week after Mayor Michael Nutter’s announcement of Philadelphia’s sixth consecutive year of population growth, plans were released by the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia to position the city closer to becoming a world class city.   The league’... Read More
December 3rd 2012

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Receives $200,000 Robert Wood Johnson Grant for Kindergarten Readiness Assessment in PA

Philadelphia, Pa. - United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) has been awarded a Roadmaps to Health Community Grant of $200,000 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to improve kindergarten readiness rates in Pennsylvania. The grant will support a two-year... Read More
November 28th 2012

World Class Infrastructure Work Receives ULI Grant

At its recent global conference, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) awarded ULI Philadelphia and the Economy League $25,000 in support of a Global Positioning Strategy, or GPS, for World Class Infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia. Read More
October 26th 2012

Mayor Nutter Launches StartUp PHL, an Initiative to Support Philadelphia Startups and Entrepreneurs

Initial measures include public-private seed fund and ‘Call for Ideas'   Philadelphia, October 26, 2012 - Today Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the creation of Startup PHL, an exciting new initiative to support Philadelphia startups and entrepreneurs. The initiative - a partnership between... Read More
October 16th 2012

Urban Land Institute Announces 2012 Urban Innovation Fund Grant Recipients in Recognition of 75 Years of Land Use Leadership

Grants Totaling $750,000 Awarded To ULI District, National Councils During Institute's Anniversary Year   DENVER - Fifteen grants totaling $250,000 have been awarded to Urban Land Institute (ULI) district and national councils through ULI's Urban Innovation Fund program. The announcement was... Read More
September 24th 2012

Arts in Philadelphia Economy: A Pretty Picture

Cultural groups generate billions for the region, says an economic-impact study being released Monday.   September 24, 2012 Stephan Salisbury, Philadelphia Inquirer   Arts and cultural organizations have a multibillion-dollar impact on the Philadelphia region's economy, and are among the... Read More
September 7th 2012

Executive Leaders Radio: An Interview with Steve Wray

This installment of Greater Philadelphia Leaders was broadcast on September 7, 2012 and featured interviews with Steve Wray, the Executive Director of Economy League of Greater Philadelphia; Gail Harrity, the President & COO of Philadelphia Museum of Art; Peter Boyer, the Partner of Hyland Levin;... Read More
August 30th 2012

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern NJ to Invest “Made in America” Funds in Economy League’s World Class Initiative

The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey are pleased to announce that funds from this weekend's "Made in America" music festival in Philadelphia will be invested in the creation of a regional education and talent strategy as part of... Read More
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