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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
October 3rd 2017

You Don't Pay Back Coding Bootcamp Tuition Until You're Making at Least $40K a Year

Monday marked the first day of school at the New York Code + Design Academy’s Philadelphia location, where 25 students will begin an intensive,12-week web development course that costs $15,000. None, however, will pay for it — until they’re making at least $40,000 a year. Read More
October 3rd 2017

How These 4 PA Companies Found Success in Exporting

What does an underwater robotic vehicle manufacturer have in common with an organic bug spray company, a manufacturer of stainless steel and an ice cream shop? All four are successful Pennsylvania exporters who are growing their business and strengthening Pennsylvania’s economy. Read More
September 13th 2017

Municipal Distress Getting Worse in Pennsylvania, New Data Show

The Pennsylvania Economy League released a report on Tuesday showing predictions in its last study have borne out. That's not a good thing. The league warned in 2007 that the struggles of distressed communities would worsen where they already existed and emerge anew elsewhere — unless local... Read More
August 1st 2017

For Pa. troopers, being local cops a taxing matter

In the state with the highest number of police departments in the nation, Pennsylvania state police are also the local cops for more than half the towns in the commonwealth. Read More
July 27th 2017

Philadelphia's Toxic Tax – And It's NOT the Wage Tax

Philadelphia businesses have a profitability problem. And local political and economic experts say it is thanks to the city’s tax structure, which puts a substantial burden on the exact sectors that are expected to drive Philadelphia’s future. Read More
July 25th 2017

Domb Idea: 3 Things Needed to Grow Philly's Future

Despite what you hear from Negadelphians, Philadelphia actually is in good shape, poised — dare we say it? — to be great. So says freshman Councilman Allan Domb. We just need to do three things, he says. Read More
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