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    Updates and insight on education & talent development, business growth, and infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia
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October 18th 2018

2018 GPLEX Seattle Wrap-Up

In late September, Billy Penn asked why 150 Philadelphia leaders were heading to Seattle for the weekend. Armed with an excellent briefing book and a deep sense of curiosity, for 3 days a diverse group of cross-sector Philadelphia leaders dug deep into how Seattle works, moves, and thrives - and... Read More
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October 19th 2016

L.A. Goes Big … and Philly Should Follow Suit

Executive Director Steve Wray offers his reflections on the 2016 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange in Los Angeles. Read More
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October 19th 2016

Heeding Our Better Angels: Takeaways from the 2016 Leadership Exchange

It’s been a few weeks since we returned from Los Angeles after an eventful four days at the Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange. While we are all still digesting much of what we saw and learned in Los Angeles, here are some key takeaways that stood out for Economy League staff from our L.A.... Read More
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September 16th 2016

Collaboration and Coalition-Building in Greater Los Angeles

As the Economy League and 140 Philadelphia-area business and civic leaders gear up for an intensive three-day exploration of Greater Los Angeles through this year's Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange, Josh Sevin examines the role that cross-sector collaboration has played in LA's ongoing... Read More
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March 30th 2016

Calling All You Angels: The Leadership Exchange Is Heading To L.A.

It’s that time again … the Economy League is about to kick off application season for this year’s Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange, our annual initiative designed to strengthen connections and kindle big thinking among our region’s business, civic, and public sector leaders. Read More
February 23rd 2016

Exploding Five Myths about Los Angeles

In preparation for this fall’s Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange visit to Los Angeles, Economy League Managing Director for Regional Engagement Josh Sevin explodes a few common myths about L.A. and points toward some of the themes that we’ll be exploring in Southern California. Read More
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December 21st 2015

Wilmington's Renaissance

Despite the city of Wilmington’s reputation as a business powerhouse, strategic location along the northeast corridor, and proximity to major transportation assets (I-95, Philadelphia International Airport, Wilmington Airport, Amtrak), the New Castle County seat is often overshadowed by the larger,... Read More
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December 21st 2015

Rolling Out the Welcome Mat for Immigrants

While the national dialogue around immigration policy and legislative reforms remains pitched, cities and regions are leading the way in welcoming immigrants and newcomers. Read More
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November 23rd 2015

PHL Makes It Look Easy Being Green

While Philadelphia’s recent designation as a World Heritage City will bring with it increased international attention, it has quietly been building a global reputation in an area that is invisible to most – green infrastructure. Read More
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November 23rd 2015

Community Health Innovators in North Philadelphia

A recurring theme throughout the last three Leadership Exchanges has been the important role that access to quality healthcare plays in community development. Read More
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