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    REGIONAL DIRECTION

     

    Updates and insight on education & talent development, business growth, and infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia
  • Transportation and Infrastructure Schuylkill Expressway
Infrastructure
March 23rd 2013

Paving the Way to Regional Growth

While infrastructure may not be the conversation topic of choice at your average party, it’s hard to discount the role that modern transportation, water, and energy systems play in allowing us to go about our everyday lives. In this week's feature, Economy League Executive Director Steve Wray... Read More
  • World Class Summit 2013
Regional Direction
March 19th 2013

View From the Summit

A standing-room crowd of more than 300 regional leaders was on hand at WHYY for this year’s World Class Summit. They came to learn what’s in the new World Class Global Positioning Strategies (GPSes) for education & talent development and for business growth and to hear about early collaborations and... Read More
  • Business Growth Discussion
Business Growth
March 14th 2013

Making an Impact: Ben Franklin Technology Partners

An affiliate of one of the most respected state-sponsored technology programs in the country, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania catalyzes commercialization by providing seed funding and business advisory services and by supporting targeted industry partnerships. Founded 3... Read More
  • Business Growth Meeting
Business Growth
March 14th 2013

Making an Impact: Select Greater Philadelphia

Select Greater Philadelphia (Select) is an economic development marketing organization dedicated to attracting companies to the Greater Philadelphia region. Select assists companies interested in the vicinity by providing detailed information about the 11-county area and a one-stop connection to... Read More
  • Karen Stout Head Shot 2013
Education & Talent
March 14th 2013

Built to Partner

Throughout my career in higher education, I’ve been known to boast about community colleges as being uniquely built to partner. As president of Montgomery County Community College, I’ve seen all the ways our college serves as a connector and convener among K-12 systems, 4-year colleges and... Read More
  • Education & Talent Development
Education & Talent
March 14th 2013

Making an Impact: Industry Partnerships

The “industry partnerships” model aims to foster industry-led partnerships that train workers for high-demand, mid-skilled positions. To achieve this goal, multiple employers in the same industry come together to identify their common talent needs and then train workers to fill available positions.... Read More
  • Steve Wray
Regional Direction
March 14th 2013

Working Together for a World Class Future

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been pleased to share the thoughts of regional leaders who have been active participants in the development of World Class Global Positioning Strategies (GPSes). These GPSes, which will be officially launched next Monday at the Annual World Class Summit at WHYY, are... Read More
  • PHL Logo 2013
Business Growth
March 5th 2013

Making an Impact: PHL

Aimed at strengthening Philadelphia’s position for global business attraction, the new PHL marketing initiative promotes consistent messaging about Philadelphia as a modern Renaissance city. Developed by the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (newly abbreviated as PHLCVB), PHL provides... Read More
  • Linda Conlin Head Shot 2013
Business Growth
March 5th 2013

Connecting to the Global Marketplace

It should come as no surprise that a Global Positioning Strategy for World Class Business Growth for Greater Philadelphia would put a major emphasis on connecting to international business opportunities. Local and state government leaders recognize that increasing exports from and foreign direct... Read More
  • Education & Talent Development Graduation
Education & Talent
March 1st 2013

Making an Impact: Talent Dividend Network

Greater Philadelphia is one of 57 regions in the running for the Talent Dividend Prize to increase college attainment by 1% by 2013. The winning city will receive a $1 million prize from CEOs for Cities and the Lumina and Kresge Foundations. Founding partners, Graduate! Philadelphia, Campus Philly,... Read More
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