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    We are supporting community-led ventures focused on improving millennial health through the Well City Challenge. 

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    Racism has been woven into the fabric of this city and country. It is the ongoing structural legacy of centuries of policy violence wielded against Black and Brown communities--from slavery, to Jim Crow, from residential and financial redlining, to mass incarceration. The events of the last few weeks--the killing of unarmed George Floyd at the hands of white Minneapolis police officer, the killing of Breonna Taylor in her home--are only the latest manifestation of this affliction, and their names are two among countless other names and victims that have fallen to structural racism.


    The Economy League pledges to work with allies across all sectors, to help unbind our city and communities from this legacy. If we are to create a truly Greater Philadelphia for all, we must foster inclusive, equitable growth to attack the root causes of racism; invest heavily in neighborhoods that have been neglected for decades, transform the systems that educate our children and our workers, and make deep and lasting reforms across institutions. We pledge to work together like our lives depend upon it. Because they do.

     

     

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    In this time of uncertainty, we've launched The Pivot, a web series highlighting innovative organizational pivots happening across the Greater Philadelphia region in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

     

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    We're working with large institutional buyers to grow businesses, strengthen the local economy, create jobs, and build wealth. 

     

     

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    We bring together our region's top leaders to learn from their peers in cities across North America.

     

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    We address critical issues facing Greater Philadelphia by providing impactful research, connecting diverse leaders, and advancing shared solutions.

     

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    We’re building a regional resource of high-quality, data-driven, and objective research to address the region’s most important challenges and opportunities.

     

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THE WELL CITY CHALLENGE

The Economy League has joined forces with Independence Blue Cross to launch the Well City Challenge - a social impact challenge to engage and support everyday innovators with new creative ideas for addressing Philadelphia’s millennial health and mental health challenges.

 

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2020 GREATER PHILADELPHIA LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE

 

In this time of unprecedented change, leadership must be action-oriented, solutions must be inclusion-based, and conferences must be digital. Participants in the 2020 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange explored the impact of the pandemic through a racial equity lens and work with peers and experts to devise actionable shared solutions. 

THE LATEST

 

The latest insight and updates from the Economy League community.

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Regional Direction
April 21st 2021

Philadelphia’s Looming Housing Affordability Crisis – Part 4

In the final piece of our housing affordability series of 2021, we detail home values and rent burden within and across Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.... Read More
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Regional Direction
April 7th 2021

Philadelphia’s Looming Housing Affordability Crisis – Part 3

In our last Leading Indicator, we compared Philadelphia’s housing affordability with other similarly sized U.S. cities and the nation. For this issue... Read More
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Regional Direction
March 24th 2021

Philadelphia’s Looming Housing Affordability Crisis – Part 2

In our last Leading Indicator, we detailed the growing gap between household incomes, home values, and rent in Philadelphia. For this issue, we take... Read More
March 10th 2021

Economy League & Independence Blue Cross Announce Well City Challenge People’s Choice Winners

The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia (ELGP) and Independence Blue Cross (Independence) today announced the People’s Choice winners of the Well... Read More

WHY WE GPLEX 

2019 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange participants share their perspectives.

CAMPAIGNS & PROJECTS 

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THE WELL CITY CHALLENGE

 

The Well City Challenge, presented by Independence Blue Cross, is a social impact challenge to engage and support everyday innovators with new creative ideas for addressing Philadelphia’s millennial health and mental health challenges.

 

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PHILADELPHIA ANCHORS FOR GROWTH & EQUITY (PAGE)

 

Philadelphia Anchors for Growth and Equity is a partnership between the Economy League, the City of Philadelphia and leading “Eds and Meds” anchor institutions that seeks to increase local purchasing by large institutional buyers to grow businesses, strengthen the local economy, create jobs, and build wealth. 

 

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ANALYSIS OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA FIVE-YEAR PLAN

 

To aid in deliberation around the City of Philadelphia FY2019 budget and FY2019-2023 Five-Year Plan, the Economy League has compiled analysis to situate budget discussions within the broader context of the Philadelphia economy in 2018 and examine key linkages between the Five-Year Plan and what we see as the primary drivers of growth and prosperity—education and jobs.

 

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OUR INVESTORS

The Economy League thanks the corporate, institutional, and individual investors whose financial support makes our work possible.

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AARP
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Abrams Realty & Development
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Alexander Perry, Inc
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Alterra Property Group