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    Updates and insight on education & talent development, business growth, and infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia
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Infrastructure
September 26th 2014

Leaders Highlight Continued Need for Transportation Funding

With the passage of transportation funding legislation in Harrisburg last fall, southeastern Pennsylvania is slated to receive much-needed investment that will help address long-deferred maintenance needs and upgrade deteriorating systems. Achieving a World Class vision for our region’s bridges,... Read More
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Education & Talent
September 25th 2014

As the Election Approaches, Pre-K for PA Gains Momentum

With election season upon us, Pre-K for PA campaign partners statewide are hard at work continuing to build awareness and support for increased access to high-quality pre-k. These efforts are definitely paying off.   Just this month, the campaign received major media attention (see KYW, 6ABC,... Read More
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Business Growth
September 24th 2014

Continuous Reinvention: Greater Boston's Knowledge Economy Edge

Next month, more than 100 business, civic and government leaders will travel to Boston as part of our Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange. As we prepare for the visit, we take a closer look at how Boston is tackling critical issues related to growth and opportunity. This piece focuses on... Read More
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Education & Talent
September 24th 2014

Education & Innovation in Massachusetts

Next month, more than 100 business, civic and government leaders will travel to Boston as part of our Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange. As we prepare for the visit, we take a closer look at how Boston is tackling critical issues related to growth and opportunity. This piece focuses on the... Read More
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Business Growth
July 5th 2014

Driving Technology Transfer in Greater Philadelphia

In today’s innovation economy, regions that are able to translate research discoveries into viable products and services are poised to capture significant growth. With Greater Philadelphia’s world class academic and medical research institutions, converting promising ideas and technologies to the... Read More
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Education & Talent
July 5th 2014

Giving More Kids Access to High-Quality Early Education

Persistent disparities in educational achievement represent a major obstacle to growth and opportunity in Greater Philadelphia. This achievement gap starts long before children enter kindergarten.   In fact, recent studies have found vocabulary differences between poor and higher-income... Read More
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Infrastructure
June 26th 2014

Enhancing Greater Philadelphia's Global Reach

As more businesses require access to routes of international trade and travel, convenient and reliable connections to established and emerging markets will greatly influence Greater Philadelphia’s economic competitiveness. The quality of our region’s international connections depends in no small... Read More
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Regional Direction
June 24th 2014

Tracking Progress for Smarter Investments

Back in 2009, we launched the World Class initiative with the goal of developing and sustaining a new way of working together to achieve big goals for our region. And over the last several years, we’ve engaged countless civic and business leaders not only to establish a shared vision of a World... Read More
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Education & Talent
June 23rd 2014

High Quality Pre-K: A Wise Investment

Contributing writer John Miller explores why both local and national business leaders support investing in high-quality early learning. This is the final installment in a two-part series focused on early childhood education (for part one, click here).   As the Roaring Twenties careened to a... Read More
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Education & Talent
May 19th 2014

5 Questions for Stacy Holland, Chief of Strategic Partnerships for the Philadelphia School District

Earlier this year, the Philadelphia School District released a new Action Plan (v2.0) outlining its current and planned priorities. The plan is organized around four "anchor goals" that closely align with the World Class agenda for K-12 education (Read more in What Makes the Philadelphia School... Read More
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