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    Economy League press releases and media coverage



July 11th 2008

Why ownership shift isn't so bad for Phila.

The news was shocking - and not just because it had been kept so secret. At first, it provoked the kind of gut-level grief one might feel if, say, the statue of William Penn atop City Hall had just been bought by a town in another state. Read More
July 3rd 2008

Philadelphia -- from Liberty Bell to bellwether: where Philadelphia wants to go says a lot about the U.S. economy

As Americans celebrate the birth of the nation this week, the city that was at the center of the historic events 232 years ago is facing new challenges that reveal much about the U.S. economy and its promises and perils. Read More
July 3rd 2008

Bullish on Philadelphia: New mayor wants to reverse population outflow, attract more businesses

The new mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter, thinks the city is going places and wants people to get on board Read More
July 2nd 2008

Bill would eliminate most local tax collectors

Gov. Ed Rendell expects to sign a bill today that would overhaul the fragmented local income tax collection system in Pennsylvania, forcing employers to withhold the tax and possibly generating $237 million for municipalities and school districts. Read More
June 20th 2008


The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia is pleased to announce changes in leadership at the Board of Directors and staff levels. Read More
June 20th 2008

Power: An Open Letter to Mayor Nutter

DEAR MR. MAYOR, This is why we're happy you're our mayor: On May 12th, the Inquirer ran a story about two 20-something sisters, Kristen and Courtney Kammerer, who had opened Remedy Tea Bar two and a half years ago on Sansom Street. Read More
June 15th 2008

Imbalanced burden that won't go away

After 34 years living in a four-bedroom brick home on a leafy acre in Radnor Township, retirees Karl and Jean Dorschu wanted something smaller, something with less raking and snow shoveling, something less taxing, physically and financially. Read More
May 24th 2008

Speak volumes in just 6 words

Here's a challenge to crisp prose: Write your memoir in six words. Recapitulate life in a half-dozen strokes. A new book uses that premise: Not Quite What I Was Planning. Read More
May 14th 2008


The American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) announced that Steve Wray, Executive Director of the Economy League of Philadelphia, was selected as a Fellow of its Ford Foundation Regional Sustainable Development program. Read More
May 7th 2008

State of the City discussed by its political, cultural and economic leaders

Civic engagement and fiscal responsibility were key words at the Center City Proprietors Association’s (CCPA) 6th Annual State of the City Panel discussion last Wednesday, April 30th. Read More
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