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    REGIONAL DIRECTION

     

    Updates and insight on education & talent development, business growth, and infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia
  • World Class Summit 2013
Regional Direction
March 28th 2013

Onward From the Summit

Last week, at our annual World Class Summit, more than 300 regional leaders came together to learn about the new Global Positioning Strategies (GPSes) focused on improving education and talent development outcomes and boosting business growth in Greater Philadelphia. The auditorium at WHYY was... Read More
  • Education & Talent Development Pre-K
Education & Talent
March 28th 2013

Every Kid K-Ready

As the saying goes, you can’t improve what you can’t measure. And that poses a big challenge for improving early childhood education in our region – one that a coalition of regional leaders is looking to remedy. “Early childhood education means making sure kids enter school ready to learn,” said... Read More
  • Business Growth
Business Growth
March 28th 2013

An Open-Source Brand for Philadelphia

If you feel like you’re seeing the familiar three-letter airport tag PHL pop up in more and more places … it’s not a mistake. It’s in the Philadelphia Convention and Visitor’s Bureau’s new acronym: PHLCVB. It’s part of the City’s new StartupPHL initiative, the Philadelphia Industrial Development... Read More
  • Business Growth Startup Philly
Business Growth
March 28th 2013

Capital and Ideas to Grow PHL's Startup Community

When it comes to growing a region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, the basic formula for success is the same – a healthy population of smart and ambitious people, technical and professional resources to support them while they develop ideas, and capital to help turn those ideas into viable enterprises.... Read More
  • 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
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