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November 6th 2008

PGW has potential to change

Temperatures are falling, and with energy prices rising across the country, gas bills are sure to go up this winter. But nowhere will the increases hurt as much as in Philadelphia, where gas rates are higher than in any other snow-belt city. Read More
October 31st 2008

ANALYSIS URGES EFFORT TO GROW MINORITY BUSINESSES TO SCALE

Economy League Report Identifies Speed Bumps on Road to Expansion. Read More
October 31st 2008

Minority outreach on the rise

As disparities between minorities and whites in business continue to be well documented, public and private entities are mounting new efforts to be inclusive. This special report, Minding the Gap, documents some of those efforts. Read More
October 29th 2008

Editorial: PGW Survival Guide

The city-owned gas utility offers a great deal to its poorest customers: At a fixed discount rate, these 78,000 Philadelphia families can use all the gas they want. Read More
October 22nd 2008

Report highlights PGW's problems

Philadelphia Gas Works is no longer in crisis mode, but decisive action is needed to prevent the city-owned utility from ending up on life support, according to a new report from the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia. Read More
October 22nd 2008

Pa. muni must be fixed before it's sold

Fixing Philadelphia Gas Works' financial ailments won't be easy, but it must be done if the city ever hopes to unload the utility, the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia said in a study released Tuesday. Read More
October 21st 2008

ECONOMY LEAGUE ANALYSIS OF PHILADELPHIA GAS WORKS FINDS IMPROVEMENT, BUT STATUS REMAINS “CHRONIC”

Structural Changes Necessary to Prevent Return to Crisis Read More
October 21st 2008

Report lists problems at Phila. Gas Works

The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia released a report Tuesday that urges an improvement in the performance of the city-owned Philadelphia Gas Works. Read More
October 13th 2008

Philadelphia zapped by bond-market turmoil

AMONG the most serious of the domino effects of the worldwide financial meltdown is what's happening in the municipal bond market. Read More
October 10th 2008

Philly, Minneapolis leaders share view of city

We can learn so much when we see how others see us. This time, the people seeing us were two city delegations - one from Philadelphia and another from Minneapolis-St. Paul - that recently came to Atlanta to see how we tackle our problems and to compare and contrast their cities with ours. Read More
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