Driving Tech Talent Growth in PHL
The expansion of Greater Philadelphia’s tech sector and significant growth of tech jobs across industries present a unique opportunity to drive growth and prosperity in the region. Employers in the Philadelphia area have added more than 25,000 new tech jobs since 2002, equivalent to 25% of all net job growth in Greater Philadelphia during that period.
Recognizing tech’s rapid growth and the potential to build on the good work already happening in the region, the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia – in collaboration with a diverse, cross-sector steering committee of regional leaders and with financial support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, the Lenfest Foundation, SEI, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, and Graduate! Philadelphia – led an in-depth research and strategy initiative to better understand our region’s technology workforce and identify priority strategies to expand, deepen, and diversify that workforce.
Through this work, we have developed a better understanding of the size and key characteristics of Greater Philadelphia’s tech workforce, identified gaps between employer demand and labor supply in our market, and set forth a collaborative action framework to ensure that area firms have the talent to meet future needs and residents have access to emerging opportunities.