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    REPORTS AND PUBLICATIONS

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May 1st 1999

The Economic and Revenue Impact of the Pennsylvania Convention Center: Update as of FY 1997, FY 1998

At the request of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority (PCCA), the Pennsylvania Economy League-Eastern Division (PEL) was asked to prepare an updated estimate of the economic impact of activities at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for FY 1997 and 1998. Read More

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January 1st 1999

The Sterling Act: A Brief History

This report is a decade-by-decade examination of this act. This history focuses, in particular, on state government actions/legislation, city government actions/legislation, and court cases and decisions. Read More

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November 1st 1998

Women and Entrepreneurship in Greater Philadelphia

Recognizing that little was known about the experiences of successful businesswomen in the region, the Women’s Entrepreneurship Network engaged the Economy League to undertake a study of women and entrepreneurship in Greater Philadelphia. Read More

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September 1st 1998

Greater Philadelphia's Competitive Edge: The Nonprofit Culture Industry and its Economic Value to the Region

The Regional Arts and Culture Economic Initiative – a task force of regional private sector leadership—was formed in 1997 to take on this challenge, and their findings are presented in this report. Read More

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August 1st 1998

Economic Impact of the Regional Performing Arts Center

As plans for Philadelphia's new $245 million performing arts center move forward, the region's arts organizations and audiences look forward to the cultural impact that such a project will have. Read More

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January 1st 1998

Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer in Greater Philadelphia

The purpose of this analysis is to assess the degree to which university technology transfer contributes to entrepreneurship in Greater Philadelphia and the potential for this relationship to grow. Read More

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January 1st 1998

An Assessment of Early-Stage Venture Capital in Greater Philadelphia: 1986 to 1996

The primary purpose of this report was to assess venture backing of early-stage companies in the region, with a particular emphasis on the level of investment made; the industries of early-stage companies that were backed by venture capital; and the origin of venture capital investments. Read More

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January 1st 1997

Understanding the Economic Value of Schuylkill River Park

The Schuylkill River Development Council engaged the Pennsylvania Economy League, Inc. - Eastern Division to conduct a thorough study of the Park's economic value, focusing on the qualitative aspects of value but providing quantitative analysis where possible. Read More

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November 1st 1996

Montgomery Township Fiscal Analysis: Making Decisions in a Climate of Change

This comparative analysis recognizes that it is important for a jurisdiction to be aware of what its neighbors are doing fiscally--how much are they taxing their residents and businesses, with an understanding of the level of services they provide. Read More

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October 1st 1996

Building a World Class Technical Workforce: The Key to a Competitive Greater Philadelphia

This report seeks to answer the question: How can the region's workforce development system offer a cutting-edge labor pool of sufficient size and quality to meet the demands of globally competitive businesses? Read More

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