The latest insights, updates, and news from the Economy League community.
UPCOMING GPLEX 360 EVENTS
GPLEX 360 was born out of the desire to create a home for ongoing cohort connections and experiences. GPLEX 360 seeks to extend the mission and best parts of the annual conference for our community. Continue to visit this page for GPLEX 360 updates and upcoming events.
TURNING RESEARCH INTO ACTION
Register for the Advancing Place-Based Workforce Solutions Workshop on April 20, 2023 at Temple University. This half-day symposium comes out of a recommendation from our recent report detailing the critical role local hiring institutions and employer workforce training play in equitably rebuilding Philadelphia's workforce in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Come join local workforce development leaders and employers as we form new solutions to providing more career-building employment opportunities to North Philadelphians.
Philadelphia’s Persistent Income Inequality: A 2021 Data Update
As Women’s History Month comes to close, we update our previous analyses of income inequality in Philadelphia—using the most recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau—by examining earnings gaps among different racial, ethnic, and gender groups. What You Need to Know In 2021,... Read More
New Residents in Philadelphia – Part 3: Occupations
This Leading Indicator is the third part in our series on understanding changes in Philadelphia’s labor market since the COVID-19 pandemic by... Read More
Philadelphia Neighborhood Changes - Part 2: Race and Ethnicity
In our first brief of this series, we examined gains and losses in residential population across Philadelphia’s neighborhoods between 2016 and 2021.... Read More
New Residents in Philadelphia – Part 2: Age and Education
This Leading Indicator is the second part in our series on understanding changes in Philadelphia’s labor market since the COVID-19 pandemic by... Read More
Philadelphia Neighborhood Changes - Part 1: Resident Populations
With the recent release of the five-year estimates of the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2021 American Community Survey (ACS), we can now examine recent... Read More
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.