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    Updates and insight on education & talent development, business growth, and infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia
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Infrastructure
February 17th 2015

Will New Jersey's Tank Run Dry?

In January, as a bridge collapse claimed the life of a construction worker and created significant travel disruptions in the Cincinnati area, the crumbling state of America’s transportation infrastructure was once again thrust into the limelight. Shortly after the tragedy in Ohio and the forced... Read More
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Education & Talent
January 29th 2015

Greater Philadelphia: A Brain Engine

As Campus Philly celebrates 10 years of attracting, engaging and retaining college students in our region, we look at the organization's origins, findings from its latest survey of recent college graduates, and ways to increase graduate retention in the future.   From Idea to Impact   Of... Read More
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Business Growth
January 29th 2015

Technology Transfer: Are We Making Progress?

After several years of increased focus and investment in boosting technology transfer in Greater Philadelphia, are we making progress?   A New Look at Tech Transfer in PHL   Last month, the CEO Council for Growth released a new report on technology transfer – the translation of research... Read More
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Education & Talent
January 28th 2015

2015 Educational Outlook: Issues to Watch

2015 may mark the beginning of some big changes in education in Greater Philadelphia -- many of which align with the priorities laid out in our shared World Class agenda. From key policy issues like fair funding to debates over curricula and teacher evaluations, here are a few key areas to watch... Read More
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GPLEX
November 24th 2014

From Corruption to Collaboration in Chelsea, MA

The city of Chelsea, MA, has struggled for decades with high unemployment, crime and the legacy of political corruption. Last month, Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange participants traveled to Chelsea to learn how leaders are successfully working together toward long-term solutions to these... Read More
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Business Growth
November 24th 2014

Leaders Convene to Launch Greater Philadelphia Export Initiative

Strong regional assets and sustained public investments have helped contribute to export gains for Greater Philadelphia. Even with these gains, however, our region has ranked last out of the 10 largest U.S. metros for annual export growth in recent years. Catching up to the pack would have a... Read More
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GPLEX
November 17th 2014

A Few Lessons from Boston

November 17, 2014 Op-Ed by Craig Carnaroli, Pat Eiding, David Foster, and Beverly Harper, Philadelphia Inquirer   As Philadelphians, we've always had a complicated relationship with Boston. We share a number of important similarities - history, a Northeastern location, and strong "eds and meds... Read More
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GPLEX
October 27th 2014

Development Without Displacement: What We Can Learn from Boston's Dudley Neighborhood

Earlier this month, the Economy League traveled north with more than 110 of Philadelphia's business, civic and government leaders to learn how Boston is tackling critical issues related to growth and opportunity. In this piece, we take a closer look at why the revitalization of Boston's Dudley... Read More
  • GPLEX Boston 2014
GPLEX
October 27th 2014

"Eds and Meds": Anchoring Boston's Economy

In early October, more than 110 of Philadelphia's business, civic and government leaders traveled to Boston as part of the 2014 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange. One of the key learnings from this trip was that in both Greater Boston and Greater Philadelphia, educational and medical anchor... Read More
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GPLEX
October 23rd 2014

Beantown Meets Brotherly Love: Lessons from the 2014 Leadership Exchange

Executive Director Steve Wray offers reflections and insights from the 2014 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange in Boston, MA.    It’s been a few weeks since we returned from Boston after an eventful four days at the Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange. This year marked the eighth... Read More
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