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    REGIONAL DIRECTION

     

    Updates and insight on education & talent development, business growth, and infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia
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Regional Direction
April 21st 2017

Taking the Long View

In the final part of a three-part Regional Direction series looking back at his two decades at the Economy League, Steve Wray examines the organization’s role in taking the long view on regional infrastructure projects. Read More
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Regional Direction
March 24th 2017

Civic Incubator: The Economy League’s Role in the Creation of Campus Philly and Graduate! Philadelphia

In the second of a three-part Regional Direction series looking back at his two decades at the Economy League, Steve Wray examines the organization’s role as a civic incubator. Read More
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Business Growth
March 23rd 2017

Driving Tech Talent Growth in PHL: Upcoming Economy League Analysis

Tech jobs are embedded in all sectors of the economy, and tech skills are increasingly vital to economic mobility. Figuring out how best to leverage tech’s potential could pay substantial dividends in advancing growth and expanding opportunity across Greater Philadelphia. Read More
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Regional Direction
February 27th 2017

Twenty Years of Supporting University City's Innovation Ecosystem

In the first of a three-part Regional Direction series looking back at his two decades at the Economy League, Steve Wray reflects on ongoing efforts to spur growth in University City’s innovation ecosystem. Read More
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Regional Direction
December 21st 2016

Thanking a World Class Leader

A nonprofit organization like the Economy League doesn’t stick around for 100-plus years without a compelling mission and dynamic leadership. Read More
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Education & Talent
December 21st 2016

Moving from College Access to Success

In the second installment of the Economy League’s Talent in Greater Philadelphia series, Anne Marie Bonner looks at how Greater Philadelphia currently fares on key measures of educational attainment and efforts to keep the region’s most at-risk students on track to graduation. Read More
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Education & Talent
November 22nd 2016

Coming Together to Advance Educational Attainment

In the first installment of the Economy League’s Talent in Greater Philadelphia series, Steve Wray examines two successful, collaborative efforts focused on postsecondary degree attainment. Read More
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GPLEX
October 19th 2016

L.A. Goes Big … and Philly Should Follow Suit

Executive Director Steve Wray offers his reflections on the 2016 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange in Los Angeles. Read More
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GPLEX
October 19th 2016

Heeding Our Better Angels: Takeaways from the 2016 Leadership Exchange

It’s been a few weeks since we returned from Los Angeles after an eventful four days at the Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange. While we are all still digesting much of what we saw and learned in Los Angeles, here are some key takeaways that stood out for Economy League staff from our L.A.... Read More
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Regional Direction
October 19th 2016

2016 World Class Index: Where Does Greater Philadelphia Stand?

As the Economy League releases the 2016 annual update of the World Class Index, we’ve come to understand and appreciate the fact that tracking metropolitan progress is not a straightforward endeavor. Change is the only constant. Read More
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