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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
July 16th 2015

Expanding Opportunity

The special Economy League analysis Expanding Opportunity examines ways in which advancing the World Class agenda can expand opportunity across Greater Philadelphia’s many communities while driving economic growth at the regional level. Learn how our region stacks up on key measures of growth and... Read More
  • Education & Talent Development
Education & Talent
July 16th 2015

Moving Workers from Low-Wage Jobs to Family-Sustaining Careers

Fifteen million workers in the US earn less than $10 an hour, more than half of whom are over the age of 25. While fast food or retail often come to mind when we think of low-paying jobs, the reality is that many sectors, including healthcare, education, childcare, and manufacturing, have large... Read More
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Business Growth
July 16th 2015

Supporting Underserved Entrepreneurs

More than ever, smart economic development is focused on ways to support entrepreneurship and stimulate the kind of job growth that young firms bring to a healthy regional economy. With nearly all of net job creation in the US coming from firms less than five years old, entrepreneurship has rightly... Read More
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Infrastructure
July 16th 2015

Expanding Transportation Access

As the literal link between people and jobs, transportation plays a critical role in enabling access to opportunity. In Greater Philadelphia, a rich legacy of prior investments has endowed us with extensive transportation infrastructure assets. However, many of the region’s roads, transit routes,... Read More
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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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