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November 15th 2022

New Economy League Report Provides Roadmap for North Philadelphia Workforce Recovery

The report explores the challenges faced by workers and employees alike in North Philadelphia and provides real solutions. In addition, the report highlights the critical role local hiring institutions and employer workforce training play in rebuilding the Philadelphia workforce equitably. Read More
October 28th 2022

Economy League’s PAGE Hurdle Fund Reports Positive Contract Growth Between Philadelphia Institutions & BIPOC Businesses in First Year, Modeling a Local Capital Solution

$100k+ in grant capital supported five BIPOC businesses in securing $1.8M in new revenue opportunities with institutions like Drexel University and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Read More
October 19th 2022

We're Growing! New Board Members Announced.

MEET OUR NEW BOARD MEMBERS Read More
July 11th 2022

The Economy League and ImpactPHL Launch PAGE Hurdle Fund with $125,000, Aiming to Eliminate Barriers for Black & Brown Businesses Pursuing Institutional Contracts to Grow Businesses & Build Wealth

According to data from the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia (ELGP), Philadelphia's major educational and healthcare anchor institutions spend approximately $2B+ per year across 19 sectors, yet less than 12% of spending goes to local Black and Brown-owned businesses, creating a significant... Read More
July 9th 2021

$50K Well City Challenge Grant Recipient Announced During Well City Expo

Hey Auntie!, a multi-generational wellness tech platform for Black women that facilitates purposeful connections through conversations, fitness, learning new skills, and volunteerism, was named the $50,000 Well City Challenge grand prize recipient during the Well City Expo on Wednesday, July 7. 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 City Challenge. The three winners were selected by members of the public and received $7,500 to continue refining and implementing their ideas to help... Read More
Regional Direction
March 9th 2021

Well City Challenge Pitch Event Winners Announced

  On March 2 – 4, 2021 we hosted the Well City Challenge Pitch Competitions and were blown away by the impressive ideas and pitches from the 15 finalists! Prior to the competition, the teams participated in a multi-week Social Impact Incubator where they were introduced to business planning... Read More
March 8th 2021

Economy League & Independence Blue Cross Announce Grand Prize Winners of Well City Challenge

The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia (ELGP) and Independence Blue Cross (Independence) today announced the Grand Prize winners of the Well City Challenge. Three Grand Prize winners were selected by a panel of expert judges and each received $10,000 to continue refining and implementing their... Read More
Regional Direction
February 28th 2021

Billy Penn: Bikes, breathing, and barber shops: 5 new ideas to get Philly’s mental health back on track

Meet the finalists in the Well City Challenge Mind/Body category.   Finding balance and maintaining mental health hasn’t been easy for anyone lately, and Philly’s millennial generation already faced some of the highest rates of anxiety and depression, according to a nationwide study by the Blue... Read More
Regional Direction
February 26th 2021

Billy Penn: Women’s hiking hive, outdoor art workshops and wisdom from ‘auntie’: 5 ideas to help Philly millennials flourish

These Well City Challenge finalists use community and social connection to improve body and mental health.   For many people, one of the hardest parts of 2020 was being cut off from others. The year’s events spotlighted the crucial role community and social connection play in health and... Read More
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