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    REGIONAL DIRECTION

     

    Updates and insight on education & talent development, business growth, and infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia
  • 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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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
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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
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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
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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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Education & Talent
March 1st 2013

Keeping Students on Track

Working with the World Class Education and Talent Development Strategy Team was an extraordinarily beneficial experience. Like Peirce College, many of the institutions and organizations represented on the team have life-transforming missions. We are all focused on the same outcomes but serve... Read More
  • Business Growth Innovation
Business Growth
February 26th 2013

Making an Impact: Energy Efficient Buildings Hub at the Navy Yard

The securing of an extremely competitive $130 million US Department of Energy grant to develop an Energy Efficient Buildings Hub (EEB Hub) at the Navy Yard in 2010 is an example of leveraging existing research assets and collaboration in the region. A set of regional economic development... Read More
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Business Growth
February 26th 2013

Talent and Innovation Will Drive Future Growth

When it comes to growing businesses and creating wealth in today’s knowledge economy, the primary drivers are talent and innovation. With our region’s strong university and R&D base, we have tremendous talent and innovation assets to leverage toward this end. This is especially true in the field of... Read More
  • Education & Talent Development Pre-K
Education & Talent
February 25th 2013

Making an Impact: Standardizing Kindergarten Readiness Assessment in PA

In partnership with the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children and the Public Health Management Corporation, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and the Economy League have received a highly competitive $200,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson... Read More
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Education & Talent
February 22nd 2013

Making an Impact: Linking Teacher Evaluations to Student Performance

Following years of dialogue and debate, as of 2012 all three states represented in the Philadelphia region – Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware – have moved to link K-12 teacher evaluations to student performance. Each state has passed legislation and is in the process of designing, piloting,... Read More
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