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    REGIONAL DIRECTION

     

    Updates and insight on education & talent development, business growth, and infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia
  • Steve Wray
Regional Direction
February 8th 2013

Introducing the World Class Global Positioning Strategies

From its launch four years ago, the Economy League’s World Class Greater Philadelphia initiative has been based on the premise that the only way we can make real progress on some of the biggest challenges and opportunities facing our region is through sustained, collaborative effort – and that... Read More
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Education & Talent
December 13th 2012

New RWJF Grant Will Support Education & Talent Development Goals

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded the Economy League and United Way $200,000 to identify standard early childhood quality and kindergarten readiness assessments and develop a campaign for their adoption. The Roadmaps to Health Community Grant came about through the work of the Education... Read More
  • Education & Talent Development Discussion
Business Growth
December 13th 2012

PHLCVB Campaign has World Class Roots

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau has a new name – PHLCVB – and a new campaign derived, in part, from World Class Greater Philadelphia. During the early research stage for World Class, we learned of a widely-used measure of international presence and achievement among global cities... Read More
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Business Growth
October 26th 2012

New Startup Initiative Aligns With World Class Agenda

In a move that will advance key elements of the emerging World Class Greater Philadelphia business growth agenda, Mayor Nutter this morning announced an exciting new initiative to support Philadelphia startups and entrepreneurs. In partnership with the Philadelphia Industrial Development... Read More
  • World Class Summit 2012
Business Growth
July 27th 2012

Steve Wray and World Class on Technically Philly

This week, Technically Philly featured coverage of Steve Wray's presentation on the World Class initiative at Tuesday's annual Regional Affinity Incubation Network (RAIN) conference at the University City Science Center.  In his remarks, Wray touched on the role of the technology and innovation... Read More
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Business Growth
July 5th 2012

appRenaissance's Bob Moul Discusses the Value of Business Growth Strategies for the Region

Check out this new short video featuring Bob Moul, CEO of appRenaissance and co-chair of the World Class Business Growth Strategy Team. In the video, produced by World Class Greater Philadelphia partner the CEO Council for Growth, Moul talks about the burgeoning tech startup scene in Greater... Read More
Regional Direction
April 6th 2012

Guest Opinion in Bucks County Courier Asks and Answers Why You Should Care About World Class Greater Philadelphia

Why we should care about yet another public policy study?   Thursday, April 5, 2012  L. Thomas Haertsch   Early last month, nearly 300 men and women gathered in Philadelphia for an update on an initiative that could result in a better future for all of us. It’s called “World Class Greater... Read More
  • Infrastructure ULI Event
Infrastructure
March 1st 2012

World Class Informs Discussion at ULI Game Changers Event

Looking forward, what infrastructure projects will be game changers for the Greater Philadelphia region?  On March 1, this question was the topic of discussion at ULI Philadelphia’s annual Regional Forum, “Transformative Regional Game Changers – Let’s Dare to Dream (and Evaluate).”  A panel... Read More
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