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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
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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GPLEX
September 16th 2016

Collaboration and Coalition-Building in Greater Los Angeles

As the Economy League and 140 Philadelphia-area business and civic leaders gear up for an intensive three-day exploration of Greater Los Angeles through this year's Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange, Josh Sevin examines the role that cross-sector collaboration has played in LA's ongoing... Read More
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Infrastructure
June 28th 2016

An Open Space Boom for Greater Philadelphia?

Economy League project manager John Taylor highlights some of the exciting recent and upcoming investments in parks and open space in Greater Philadelphia.   With summer officially underway, people across Greater Philadelphia are heading outside to take advantage of their favorite neighborhood... Read More
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Business Growth
April 20th 2016

Sharing an Export-Driven Growth Strategy for the Region

Last week, more than 200 cross-sector leaders gathered at WHYY for the launch of the Greater Philadelphia Export Plan. Read More
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Business Growth
March 30th 2016

Growing Our Economy by Selling to the World

If I told you that there's a strategy within reach for our region that could generate more than $6 billion in new economic activity every year and 35,000 additional jobs, I’d have your attention – right?   Well, with leadership from the Economy League and the World Trade Center of Greater... Read More
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