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May 4th 2017

Putting plan in place to diversify the region's tech workforce

Philly Tech Week, now coming to a close with an expected 20,000 attendees at more than 100 events across the region, has become a major showcase of Philadelphia’s thriving tech ecosystem. This picture of Philadelphia as a growing tech hub may be news to many, but not to us. Read More
May 3rd 2017

New report maps out Greater Philadelphia’s tech workforce, and a path forward

The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia unveiled its in-depth report on the state of the region’s tech workforce Tuesday morning, when league members and stakeholders in the local tech scene gathered at the Cira Center to hear its key findings. Read More
May 2nd 2017

Philly’s tech sector accelerating, but not running on all cylinders

Philadelphia’s technology sector boasts higher average salaries than other jobs, thousands of openings, and growth second only to the Bay Area, a region synonymous with tech. While it’s a major driver of our economy, a new study finds several things holding us back. Read More
May 2nd 2017

Economy League of Greater Philadelphia presents research and solutions to deepen and diversify the region's technology workforce

A new “Driving Tech Talent Growth in PHL” report released during Philly Tech Week outlines current IT workforce issues and an action plan framework to strengthen the tech talent pool. Read More
May 2nd 2017

Meet the new tech mecca: Philadelphia

The San Francisco Bay Area has Google, Apple, and Facebook. And Philadelphia? It has the Liberty Bell. And also, the region ranks second, behind the Bay Area, in the number of tech jobs as a percentage of total number of new jobs created in the region in the past 13 years. Read More
April 19th 2017

How changes to H-1B visas could impact Philadelphia's tech scene

A significant roll back of the U.S. H-1B visa program could deal a blow to Philadelphia’s growing tech ecosystem, experts and industry players said this week in reaction to the executive order President Donald Trump signed Tuesday targeting the program. Read More
April 10th 2017

What would Trump’s budget mean for Philadelphia transit?

If Congress adopts President Donald J. Trump’s budget proposals, not much would change in Philadelphia, transportation-wise. And that’s a problem, the region’s boosters say. SEPTA is considering two major service expansions—extending the Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL) to King of Prussia and the... Read More
February 21st 2017

Why University City Science Center is betting big on these 3 health projects

Three promising technologies that seek to improve the efficacy of medical care earned a big boost from the University City Science Center on Monday, with a total of $600,000 in research grants announced through the center’s QED Proof of Concept Program. Read More
February 7th 2017

Economy League, Pre-K Advocates Urge Bipartisan Support of 2017-18 Investment Proposal

The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, a founding member of the Pre-K for PA campaign, joins other Pre-K for PA partners in support of Gov. Wolf’s announcement of a $75 million expansion for high-quality pre-k as part of his 2017-18 budget address. Read More
January 17th 2017

Moul, more business leaders to Philadelphia: Build a more inclusive economy

January 17, 2017 Dell Poncet, Managing Editor   Longtime tech entrepreneur Bob Moul made a public admission recently that surprised a lot of people: He never went to college, and he doesn’t think that’s a bad thing.   The CEO of Cloudamize — and past CEO of Artisan Mobile and Boomi — said... Read More
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