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February 13th 2009

Ben Franklin Technology Partners funding creates more tech jobs that pay better

Local technology entrepreneurs should give serious thought to dialing up Pennsylvania’s Ben Franklin Technology Partners. According to a study released Thursday, early-stage tech companies funded by the network from 2002 through 2006 generated 5 more jobs each year and paid 33 percent better than... Read More
February 12th 2009

Ben Franklin Technology Investment Grew Pennsylvania Economy by $9.3 Billion, Pennsylvania Economy League Study Shows

Impact study shows job creation, 3.5 to 1 payback for every dollar invested Read More
February 12th 2009

Ben Franklin Technology a boon, study says

Technology companies that received funding from Pennsylvania’s Ben Franklin Technology Partnership network from 2002 through 2006 boosted the state’s gross state product by $9.3 billion over that time, according to a study released Thursday. Read More
February 1st 2009

We Got Your Budget Right Here

There’s an old saying — never let a crisis go to waste. So far, though, Michael Nutter has done exactly that. Believe us, he knew how bad the budget crisis was before he took office. Read More
February 1st 2009

Back Channels: The opportunity for Phila.'s economy

The $819 billion Federal Bailout Express chugs along, killing any incentive for states and municipalities hurt by the recession to reform their finances. Read More
January 29th 2009

Option No. 3: The Five-Percent Solution

There is a simple way for the city to save a lot of money on its health insurance costs, which total about $400 million a year Read More
January 26th 2009

New phase in Philadelphia’s budget process gets underway

The City of Philadelphia is stepping up its effort to win public support for the next round of budget cuts. Over the weekend, the Mayor Michael Nutter made visits to several neighborhoods to explain face-to-face the toll the national recession is having on this city's finances. This handshake... Read More
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
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