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    Economy League press releases and media coverage



January 15th 2009

Setting the new president's agenda for change: What hope means to the Delaware Valley

It'll take more than a second stimulus pacakge to rescue this economy, according to Steven Wray, executive director of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia. He suggests Mr. Obama look not just toward reparing existing infrastructure, but perhaps modernize it, along with a new energy policy and... Read More
January 4th 2009

The road ahead

Leaders from inside and outside city government offer Mayor Nutter their ideas on getting Philadelphia's finances on track. Read More
December 20th 2008

Consumer lawyers decry PGW's shutoff policy

As winter weather takes hold of a city in a slumping economy, consumer lawyers say the city-owned Philadelphia Gas Works is being too tough on its poorest customers. Read More
December 11th 2008

Econ Outlook 2009: The region

The coming year will not be Shangri-La. But it should not be a complete disaster, either, thanks to a diverse economy, said Steve Wray, executive director of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia. Read More
December 11th 2008

Portal economy to lead the way

Philadelphia's economic strength derives from its niche as a circulator of money, people, goods, ideas and data bytes. From a superefficient produce terminal pumping 70 million cases of apples, lettuce and Asian pears throughout the East Coast to Comcast Corp.'s data-operations center tracking the... Read More
December 8th 2008

Sector takes a painful hit

When you look beneath that awful headline number from Friday’s employment report, you can see the damage in the various sectors of American industry. Read More
December 8th 2008

Airline's study touts its economic impact

US Airways Group Inc. spends more than $440 million a year in Pennsylvania, with a ripple effect of nearly $1 billion in total economic activity in the state, according to a study released today. Read More
December 8th 2008

Mayor's forums could use a boos

ALMOST a year ago, the Daily News and WHYY launched "It's Our Money," a multimedia project funded by the William Penn Foundation to cover the city budget Read More
December 5th 2008

An abysmal week for local, national job losses

Serge Nalbantian is hardly a household name. But in Philadelphia, he has helped make quite a sizable impression - as in the soaring 975-foot Comcast Center. Read More
December 5th 2008

Focusing on the older worker

Tanya Richardson faces a quandary at the Vanguard Group Inc., where she is manager of corporate diversity in charge of programs to employ and retain workers older than 55. Read More
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