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    Updates and insight on education & talent development, business growth, and infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia
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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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January 21st 2016

Regional Infrastructure Outlook for 2016

With the calendar turning over into a new year, Economy League managing director Nick Frontino takes a look at some of the top infrastructure issues to watch in Greater Philadelphia in 2016. Read More
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December 15th 2015

New Study: The Benefits of SEPTA's King of Prussia Rail Project

Earlier this month, the Economy League released a new report detailing the economic impacts of the King of Prussia Rail Project in front of a packed house at the Sheraton Valley Forge for our Connecting with the King World Class Infrastructure Forum.   The King of Prussia Rail Project aligns... Read More
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November 23rd 2015

Considering the Benefits of King of Prussia Rail

At our December 3 World Class Infrastructure Forum Connecting with the King, the Economy League will release a new report detailing the local impact of this significant transportation investment. Read More
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July 16th 2015

Expanding Transportation Access

As the literal link between people and jobs, transportation plays a critical role in enabling access to opportunity. In Greater Philadelphia, a rich legacy of prior investments has endowed us with extensive transportation infrastructure assets. However, many of the region’s roads, transit routes,... Read More
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February 17th 2015

Will New Jersey's Tank Run Dry?

In January, as a bridge collapse claimed the life of a construction worker and created significant travel disruptions in the Cincinnati area, the crumbling state of America’s transportation infrastructure was once again thrust into the limelight. Shortly after the tragedy in Ohio and the forced... Read More
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September 26th 2014

Leaders Highlight Continued Need for Transportation Funding

With the passage of transportation funding legislation in Harrisburg last fall, southeastern Pennsylvania is slated to receive much-needed investment that will help address long-deferred maintenance needs and upgrade deteriorating systems. Achieving a World Class vision for our region’s bridges,... Read More
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June 26th 2014

Enhancing Greater Philadelphia's Global Reach

As more businesses require access to routes of international trade and travel, convenient and reliable connections to established and emerging markets will greatly influence Greater Philadelphia’s economic competitiveness. The quality of our region’s international connections depends in no small... Read More
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March 20th 2014

What Will New Funding Mean for SEPTA?

According to figures released last week  by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), transit ridership across the US in 2013 was at its highest point in 57 years. Here in Greater Philadelphia, SEPTA has seen a significant uptick in usage over the past decade, with ridership growing... Read More
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December 20th 2013

The Road to Funding

Given the circumstances just a week prior, the fact that on Monday, November 25th, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a $2.4 billion funding package for transportation across the Commonwealth was nothing short of remarkable. The roller-coaster week that preceded the Governor's... Read More
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