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    Updates and insight on education & talent development, business growth, and infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia
  • Education & Talent Development Postsecondary Credentials
Education & Talent
December 20th 2013

Celebrating Postsecondary Success

Earlier this month, three local efforts to improve college access and degree completion were honored as part of Talent Greater Philly's first-annual "Regional Challenges" competition. As Laura Johnson explains, the honorees were selected from an impressive pool of programs making a difference across... Read More
  • Infrastructure Transportation
Infrastructure
December 20th 2013

The Road to Funding

Given the circumstances just a week prior, the fact that on Monday, November 25th, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a $2.4 billion funding package for transportation across the Commonwealth was nothing short of remarkable. The roller-coaster week that preceded the Governor's... Read More
  • Business Growth Chester
Business Growth
November 22nd 2013

Fixing the Fundamentals in Chester

In Chester, committed anchor institutions, waterfront redevelopment, and collaborative efforts across federal agencies are helping to address basic needs and rebuild this city. Read More
  • Business Growth Philadelphia
Business Growth
November 22nd 2013

Spreading the Wealth to Every Corner of University City

In West Philadelphia, recent investments in major public facilities and health care centers, renovation of the 46th Street Market-Frankford El stop, and support of local entrepreneurs is helping the Walnut Hill neighborhood catch up with the rest of University City. Read More
  • Infrastructure PHL International Airport
Infrastructure
November 22nd 2013

Global Connections Take Flight at PHL International Airport

At Philadelphia International Airport, improvements and sustained partnerships are elevating PHL’s standing as a world class facility and as the gateway to a world class region. Read More
  • Business Growth UPenn
Business Growth
November 6th 2013

The Lower Schuylkill: From Hidden to Hotbed?

On the banks of the lower Schuylkill River, a growing coalition of organizations and agencies is working to transform a massive tract of underutilized land into a hotbed for modern industry. Read More
  • GPLEX Philadelphia 2013
Education & Talent
November 6th 2013

Getting From Child's Play to Graduation Day

In Philadelphia's Parkside neighborhood, the Please Touch Museum is working with community partners and institutions to improve child health, prepare children for success in school, and connect teens to entrepreneurial activities. Read More
  • GPLEX Philadelphia 2013
Business Growth
November 6th 2013

Taking the Long View in Camden

In Camden, dramatic redevelopment efforts are transforming the downtown area and several innovative social enterprises are working to improve the lives of neighborhood residents. Read More
  • GPLEX 2013 Philadelphia
GPLEX
November 6th 2013

Exploring Our Own Backyard

From explorations of effective collaboration within our own region to learning about collective impact efforts elsewhere, this year’s Leadership Exchange provided a bevy of useful insights to help advance the World Class agenda. Read More
  • Education & Talent Development
Education & Talent
July 30th 2013

School's Out... and Work's On!

As uncertainty lingers about what kind of classroom Philadelphia public school students will return to in the fall, thousands of the city's youth and young adults reported to work earlier this month. They did so as part of the WorkReady Philadelphia summer employment program... Read More
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