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    Updates and insight on education & talent development, business growth, and infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia
  • GPLEX Boston
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
  • GPLEX Boston 2014
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
  • GPLEX Boston 2014
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
  • World Class Going the Extra Mile Forum Sept 2014
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
  • Education & Talent Development Pre-K for PA
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
  • Business Growth Innovation
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
  • Education & Talent Development
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
  • Business Growth Technology
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
  • Education & Talent Development Early Education
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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