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    REGIONAL DIRECTION

     

    Updates and insight on education & talent development, business growth, and infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia
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Regional Direction
June 23rd 2015

A World Class Future Means Growth and Opportunity

With two major events bringing global attention to Greater Philadelphia over the next 12 months, it’s a moment of great civic pride. In the lead-up to both Pope Francis’ visit and the Democratic National Convention, we’ll be telling and retelling the story of our region's many strengths and our... Read More
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GPLEX
June 23rd 2015

Exchange to Change: Change Starts at Home

 In the third installment of the Economy League’s Exchange to Change series, Allison Kelsey examines fresh ideas and mindsets that Leadership Exchange participants have ended up applying within their own organizations.     Looking back on 10 years of the Greater Philadelphia Leadership... Read More
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GPLEX
May 20th 2015

Exchange to Change: Three Big Ideas that Came Back from Chicago

  In the second installment of the Economy League’s Exchange to Change series, Josh Sevin reviews ideas that were brought back from the first Leadership Exchange trip to Chicago in 2005 and implemented at home.      When we explain to people what happens on the Greater Philadelphia... Read More
  • Career Pathways Forum Panel
Education & Talent
May 20th 2015

Leaders Highlight New Approaches to Workforce Development

Earlier this month, the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia partnered with the Job Opportunity Investment Network (JOIN), Philadelphia Society for Human Resources Management (Philly SHRM), and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey to host a forum exploring new approaches to... Read More
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Business Growth
April 15th 2015

A Fab Model for Entrepreneurship

With Philly Tech Week underway, Josh Sevin explains why NextFab is a sign of good entrepreneurial things to come for our region.   I have to admit that I’ve remained a bit uncertain and skeptical about the “maker” movement. Maybe I’ve watched one too many Portlandia sketches lampooning craft... Read More
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GPLEX
April 15th 2015

Exchange to Change: Reflections on 10 Years of GPLEX

  In the kickoff to the Economy League’s Exchange to Change series, Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange alumni recount some of their favorite memories and reflect upon learning visits to other regions as well as programs here in Philadelphia.     Since 2005, more than 500 of our region’... Read More
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GPLEX
April 15th 2015

Introducing Exchange to Change

Steve Wray introduces the Economy League’s Exchange to Change series looking back at 10 years of the Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange.      There’s a reason why place-based institutions of higher education endure: there’s no substitute for the group learning experience. Different kinds... Read More
Regional Direction
March 11th 2015

Fundamental Tax Changes Underpin Governor Wolf's Budge Proposal

In this piece, the Economy League provides an overview of how Governor Wolf plans to fund the investments proposed in his 2015-16 budget proposal.   In his first budget proposal, Governor Wolf called for substantial -- if not unexpected -- increases in state spending in several areas. In... Read More
Regional Direction
March 6th 2015

Governor Wolf's 2015-16 Budget Proposal and the World Class Agenda

  The Economy League assesses how Governor Wolf's recently-proposed state budget aligns with the priorities and strategies identified in the World Class Greater Philadelphia agenda.   It’s budget season and governors from all three states in the region have unveiled 2015-2016 budget proposals... Read More
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Business Growth
February 18th 2015

How Immigrant Entrepreneurs are Driving Growth in Greater Philadelphia

  Last month, the Fiscal Policy Institute and Americas Society/Council of the Americas released a new report on the impact that immigrant entrepreneurs – particularly, “Main Street” business owners – have on local economies. The report cites Philadelphia, along with Minneapolis-St. Paul and... Read More
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