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    Updates and insight on education & talent development, business growth, and infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia
  • Student and Teacher
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
  • GPLEX Boston
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
  • World Class Exports Forum Nov 2014
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
  • 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
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