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March 14th 2018

Philly businesses look To Amazon, Seattle for lesson in best practices

Local businesses are looking to Amazon and Seattle for a lesson in best practices. The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange program helps businesses study companies and cities from across the country so they can implement their new-found knowledge in the Delaware Valley. Read More
March 5th 2018

Business leaders commend Kenney for budget proposal, but remain skeptical

Mayor Jim Kenney's latest budget proposal follows the self-reliant approach to education funding the current administration brought to City Hall with his inauguration in 2016. Pitching an increase to both property and realty transfers taxes, the budget proposal received praise from many business... Read More
February 26th 2018

With school deficits looming, Philly debates tax strategy ahead of new budget

As Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney readies his next proposed budget this week, a recent City Council tax policy hearing featured several familiar voices and perspectives on how he could deal with deficits looming for the city school district. Read More
February 15th 2018

How startups can join the city’s new workforce-development strategy

As part of the City of Philadelphia’s new workforce-development strategy, aimed at bridging the skills gap in Philly’s workforce, tech companies might have the chance to play a key role. Read More
January 25th 2018

Economy League of Greater Philadelphia Names Jeff Hornstein as Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia today announced the appointment of Jeff Hornstein, Ph.D. as its next Executive Director. Read More
January 11th 2018

5 factors that will affect Greater Philadelphia’s economy in 2018

Following a year that brought Greater Philadelphia continued growth, a massive change in the nation's tax code, and promises for more changes in 2018, the Philadelphia Business Journal brought together three experts on the region's local economy to weigh in on what business leaders need to keep an... Read More
December 20th 2017

Philadelphia: The No. 1 city for diversity in sciences, tech

Philadelphia is the nation’s no. 1 city for diversity in STEM, according to a new ranking from the financial technology company SmartAsset. The 2017 ranking released on Tuesday looks at data from 50 U.S. cities with the largest STEM work forces to determine who had the most racial and gender... Read More
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
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