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September 13th 2017

Municipal Distress Getting Worse in Pennsylvania, New Data Show

The Pennsylvania Economy League released a report on Tuesday showing predictions in its last study have borne out. That's not a good thing. The league warned in 2007 that the struggles of distressed communities would worsen where they already existed and emerge anew elsewhere — unless local... Read More
August 1st 2017

For Pa. troopers, being local cops a taxing matter

In the state with the highest number of police departments in the nation, Pennsylvania state police are also the local cops for more than half the towns in the commonwealth. Read More
July 27th 2017

Philadelphia's Toxic Tax – And It's NOT the Wage Tax

Philadelphia businesses have a profitability problem. And local political and economic experts say it is thanks to the city’s tax structure, which puts a substantial burden on the exact sectors that are expected to drive Philadelphia’s future. Read More
July 25th 2017

Domb Idea: 3 Things Needed to Grow Philly's Future

Despite what you hear from Negadelphians, Philadelphia actually is in good shape, poised — dare we say it? — to be great. So says freshman Councilman Allan Domb. We just need to do three things, he says. Read More
July 21st 2017

Philly’s Impact Economy to Get $15M Boost With ImpactPHL Ventures

Ben Franklin Technology Partners celebrated the one-year anniversary of its ImpactPHL investment collaborative on Thursday with the unveiling of its largest funding initiative to date: a $15 million follow-up project in line with ImpactPHL’s mission to assist early-stage companies that address... Read More
July 13th 2017

Longtime Economy League Chief Joins Econsult

Steve Wray, who spent 11 years as head of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and another 11 years prior to that overseeing its policy and research work, has taken the position of vice president and director at Econsult Solutions Inc., a Philadelphia-based consulting firm. Read More
June 19th 2017

Is Philadelphia Good for Business?

Today, we’ll discuss some of the ways Philly is, and isn’t, a good place to do business. We’re joined by former Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter, and by Josh Sevin, acting executive director of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia. Read More
May 25th 2017

Phoenix replaces Philly as nation's 5th-largest city

The new U.S. Census figures show Phoenix is just growing more quickly than Philadelphia, as are many parts of the Sun Belt where there is more land for development. But businesses looking to relocate or expand look at more than just total population, said Josh Sevin who heads up the Economy League... Read More
May 23rd 2017

Philly beat New York in job growth

“The real opportunity here is in middle-skill jobs,” Acting Executive Director Josh Sevin said. “Tech as you know it is more than just coding. It includes lots of other jobs and occupations and entry points. There’s a lot of room for people who aren’t in tech.” Read More
May 9th 2017

Wage-tax cuts would help Philly prosper

The Committee of Seventy and the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia have been civic fixtures in Philadelphia for more than 100 years. Both were born and raised in the heart of the Progressive Era in Philadelphia... Read More
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