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    REGIONAL DIRECTION

     

    Updates and insight on education & talent development, business growth, and infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia
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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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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