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April 4th 2008

Out to Learn Atlanta Ways

Community redevelopment, work force development and an inclusive economy will be the focus of a group of government, business and nonprofit leaders headed to Atlanta this fall for ideas on improving Philadelphia. Read More
April 3rd 2008

GROUPS AWARDED $100K FOR CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT PROJECT

Economy League and Great Expectations to develop online Philadelphia budget simulation tool Read More
March 27th 2008

ECONOMY LEAGUE’S NEW BOARD LEADERSHIP

The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia is pleased to announce new leadership of its Board of Directors. James R. Waddington, Jr., Director of Operations for Lockheed Martin Mission and Combat Support Solutions, has been elected to serve a one-year term as Chair. Read More
March 26th 2008

Philadelphia targets one of its toughest problems

On Jan. 8, with the new year barely a week old, Dionne Graham walked through the doors of Graduate! Philadelphia's College Access Center. Read More
March 13th 2008

Schools' location important in ranking attractiveness

The Philadelphia region placed 12th among the country's 22-largest metro areas on a ranking that measures how attractive an area is to college students. Read More
March 1st 2008

New study shows earning power of a diploma

Every day, high school-aged youth in Philadelphia are making a critical investment decision that could cost them more than they realize: more than $400,000 over the course of a lifetime. According to a new study due out this spring, this figure represents the expected lifetime earnings gap between a... Read More
Regional Direction
February 13th 2008

A budget for the people

CITY HALL. For regular taxpaying citizens, trying to wrap the mind around hundreds of pages of the city budget is a tough task. Read More
January 24th 2008

A warning on Philadelphia's pension and health costs

Philadelphia's ballooning pension and health-care costs threaten the city's ability to provide services and continue to reduce taxes, according to a report released yesterday by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia. Read More
January 24th 2008

25%+ of city budget to go to benefits: report

The costs of benefits for city workers will soon devour more than 25 percent of the city budget if the Nutter administration doesn't find ways to rein them in, according to a new study. Read More
January 23rd 2008

Report warns of Phila.'s rising pension, health-care costs

Philadelphia's soaring pension and health-care costs are outpacing revenue, which could threaten the city's ability to tackle its other problems, according to a report released by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia on Wednesday. Read More
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