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    REPORTS AND PUBLICATIONS

    Explore the Economy League's extensive repository of insight on Greater Philadelphia.
February 1st 1996

Greater Philadelphia's Challenge: Capitalizing on Change in the Regional Health Care Economy

This report not only describes what has occurred in the health services industry but also considers its likely change of direction over the next 3-to-5 years while identifying strategies for strengthening the region's economic competitiveness. Read More

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June 1st 1994

Trends in State Mass Transit Funding and SEPTA's Impact on State and City Tax Revenues

The Pennsylvania Economy League (1) examined trends in recent state contributions to urban mass transit and (2) estimated total income tax revenues paid to the State of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia, by persons using the SEPTA system to commute to work. Read More

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November 1st 1992

Small Cities, Big Taxes: Business Taxation and the Competitiveness of Pennsylvania Cities

This report explores state and local tax burdens on key industries in Pennsylvania cities as well as major cities in other Northeastern states. Read More

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July 1st 1992

The Business Tax Climate in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Competitor Locations

The Pennsylvania Economy League (PEL) compiled this report that compares tax burdens for businesses in southeastern Pennsylvania with the tax liabilities that these businesses encounter in other regions in the United States. Read More

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January 1st 1992

History and Features of Philadelphia Government

This report supplies a brief history of the city government's charters; summarizes the main features of the current charter and its educational supplement; and briefly describes city-county consolidation, judicial government, and authorities serving Philadelphia. Read More

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November 1st 1990

Contracting Out Services in Philadelphia

This Pennsylvania Economy League report on contracting out services in Philadelphia should be a useful tool for the City, given the current environment of severe fiscal problems which is forcing it to choose from a variety of difficult choices. Read More

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October 1st 1990

Economic Impact of the Philadelphia Naval Base and Shipyard on the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area

This study analyzes the economic impact of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and Base on the Philadelphia metropolitan area and the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Read More

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June 1st 1989

Selling the Philadelphia Gas Works: Consequences for the City and the Consumer

This report attempts to answer these questions and draws a conclusion regarding the sale of the utility to the private sector. Read More

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April 1st 1989

Impact of Local tax Reform on Model Households in Southeastern Pennsylvania Communities

This report highlights the impact of local tax reform on model households throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and shows the outcome of local tax reform for individuals. Read More

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September 1st 1986

Memorandum: Alternative Ways to Reduce Philadelphia's Wage Tax

This memorandum provides the background data needed to evaluate alternatives. Read More

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