The Economy League conducts independent research and delivers advisory services on a range of Philadelphia-area civic issues including economic development, public policy, and workforce development.
The Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange is an initiative of the Economy League to develop leaders of business, civic, and government organizations into visionaries dedicated to making Greater Philadelphia a world class region. Through in-region programming and out-of-region learning visits, the Leadership Exchange exposes leaders to new insights and ideas, forges new connections across sectors and industries, and deepens participants’ understanding of Greater Philadelphia’s potential. Since the inception of the Leadership Exchange in 2005, participants have consistently given the experience top marks for exposure to new information and ideas, building connections, and strengthening a community of leaders who are shaping the region’s future.
Impact Labs is the Economy League's new line of programs to support community ventures and social enterprises advancing innovative solutions to complex civic challenges in Philadelphia. We connect social entrepreneurs and community leaders in Philadelphia with coaching, technical assistance, and venture funding to test and scale new models for social impact.
Philadelphia Anchors for Growth and Equity (PAGE) 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.
The Economy League works with institutional buyers to identify and define opportunities for local, diverse companies. Simultaneously, the project team partners with organizations that represent small businesses in Philadelphia to identify suppliers to take advantage of those opportunities.
Since its founding in 1909, the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia has been an independent organization that believes high-quality, nonpartisan, and objective intelligence about the region’s most important challenges and opportunities is a crucial driver of equitable prosperity in Greater Philadelphia. The PolicyHub initiative generates insights that align with the organization’s role as a regional “think and do” tank that focuses on inclusive growth, equitable opportunities, and shared prosperity.