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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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    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.

     

GREATER PHILADELPHIA LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE 2021

 

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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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THE LATEST

 

The latest insight and updates from the Economy League community.

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Regional Direction
September 8th 2021

Declining Homeownership in Philadelphia

Philadelphia has long been touted as an affordable big city [1]. As shown in figure 1, it has the highest owner-occupancy rate among its peer... Read More
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Regional Direction
August 25th 2021

Restaurant Revitalization Funds in Philadelphia

As part of the American Rescue Plan Act in March 2021, the U.S. Congress allocated $28.6 billion to the Small Business Administration (SBA) to aid... Read More
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Regional Direction
August 11th 2021

Evictions in Philadelphia: A Review of Eviction Lab’s Data

This article was upated and amended on 16 August 2021.   On August 3, President Biden announced an extension of the Center for Disease Control’s... Read More
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Regional Direction
July 28th 2021

Philadelphia’s Economic Competitiveness – PART 4: City to City Business Growth

In this brief, we complete our baseline comparison of Philadelphia’s economic competitiveness. This piece (along with the preceding three issues)... 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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Abrams Realty & Development
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Alterra Property Group