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December 15th 2017

Philadelphia ranks 7th in tech job growth projections for 2018

According to a report from IT staffing firm Robert Half Technology, Philly came in at No. 7 in a ranking of U.S. cities projected to grow tech hiring in 2018. San Diego, Atlanta and New York top the list, released Wednesday by the company as part of its “IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report.” Read More
December 6th 2017

#CS4Philly launches today. Why it matters to local business.

An ambitious project to bring computer science education into every Philadelphia school is launching Wednesday afternoon, backed by a robust contingent of city leaders who believe it has the potential to change the future of both the city’s students and the region's economy. Read More
November 13th 2017

Businesses bullish for KoP rail as neighbors push for route change

A route shifted 30 yards or so may soothe opposition to plans for a light-rail line to King of Prussia. At the first of three public comment sessions scheduled this week, people who have opposed the plan said running the light rail north of the Pennsylvania Turnpike might address many of their... Read More
November 9th 2017

Keep pushing, HQ2 or no HQ2

The bids are in and the six-week sprint that led up to Amazon HQ2 proposals being submitted by communities from across our region has shined a welcome spotlight on Greater Philadelphia as a business location of choice. Read More
October 27th 2017

SEPTA advances plan for NHSL extension to King of Prussia, but some residents aren’t on board

SEPTA recently took another laborious step in the long journey to extending the Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL) to King of Prussia, releasing a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in conjunction with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Read More
October 23rd 2017

“Quality of Life” is Philadelphia’s biggest selling point. Can it survive an Amazonian invasion?

If you ask someone why Amazon, or anyone else for that matter, should move to Philadelphia, you’ll inevitably hear one particular three word phrase: Quality of life. Read More
October 19th 2017

Is Amazon too big for Philly’s kiddie-sized tech talent pool?

If you’ve ever talked to a web developer or software engineer in Philadelphia about their work, you might have noticed they tend to use a somewhat peculiar word to describe their industry: community. Read More
October 17th 2017

Not exactly prime: Philly’s taxing business environment doesn’t help odds of landing Amazon’s HQ2

With its RFP, Amazon is playing the game all big companies play – the economic development sweepstakes. Philadelphia is no stranger to the game. Read More
October 17th 2017

"Negadelphia" no more: In bid for Amazon's HQ2, city turns the page on an old narrative

So, let’s just get this out of the way: Philadelphia has a seriously legit shot at convincing Amazon to build their second headquarters here. Read More
October 13th 2017

Mayor Kenney Addresses 2017 Leadership Exchange

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney addresses the 2017 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange at the National Museum of American Jewish History. Read More
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