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.
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 insight and updates from the Economy League community.
Author’s Note: With ongoing debates about altering the city’s tax structure, the dominant narrative is that the City of Philadelphia is less economically competitive than other areas. Using updated numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and other administrative data resources, we begin... Read More
Last week, Greater Philadelphia celebrated Philly Tech Week – an annual showcase of the region’s growing technology organizations, innovations, and... Read More
This Leading Indicator is derived from a capstone paper written by Christion Smith, an intern at the Economy League and a candidate for a Master’s... Read More
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
WHY WE GPLEX
2019 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange participants share their perspectives.
CAMPAIGNS & PROJECTS
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.
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.
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.