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    Updates and insight on education & talent development, business growth, and infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia
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Regional Direction
April 24th 2018

Anchor Procurement Initiative: A Cross-Sector Approach to Business Growth and Job Creation

The Anchor Procurement Initiative (API) is a partnership between the Economy League, the City of Philadelphia and leading “Eds and Meds” anchor institutions, that seeks to increase local purchasing by large institutional buyers in order to grow local businesses and create jobs. Read More
Regional Direction
April 24th 2018

GPLEX Preview Discussion: Seattle as a Hub of Global Health Research

On April 23, as part of a special preview of the upcoming Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange, the Economy League brought together local healthcare leaders for a discussion with Dean Owen, Senior Manager for Communications and Marketing at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in... Read More
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Regional Direction
March 23rd 2018

A Holistic Growth Strategy for Philadelphia

Philadelphia has four core challenges: jobs, jobs, jobs, and schools. You can pick your preference ordering, but these are the things that matter to capitalizing on Philadelphia's current upward trajectory. Read More
Regional Direction
February 6th 2018

Industry Analytics for the City of Philadelphia's Workforce Strategy

As the City of Philadelphia embarked on the development of its citywide workforce strategy, “Fueling Philadelphia’s Talent Engine," it turned to the Economy League for targeted research and data analysis to inform decision-making. The Economy League analyzed labor market data for seven target... Read More
Regional Direction
February 6th 2018

An Analysis of Low-Skill Occupations in Philadelphia

In the Economy League's recent analysis for the City of Philadelphia, we provided a detailed look at labor market data that provides a foundation for understanding dynamics and workforce opportunities in seven target industry sectors across the city and region. Read More
Regional Direction
July 27th 2017

Adjusting to New Regional Realities

PHL’s pragmatic caucus is driving regional improvement in the face of federal and state transitions and uncertainty.   There certainly has been a lot of heat and contention in our civic discourse over the past several months. All of the talk about a divided America, distrust of our institutions... Read More
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Regional Direction
April 21st 2017

Taking the Long View

In the final part of a three-part Regional Direction series looking back at his two decades at the Economy League, Steve Wray examines the organization’s role in taking the long view on regional infrastructure projects. Read More
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Regional Direction
March 24th 2017

Civic Incubator: The Economy League’s Role in the Creation of Campus Philly and Graduate! Philadelphia

In the second of a three-part Regional Direction series looking back at his two decades at the Economy League, Steve Wray examines the organization’s role as a civic incubator. Read More
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Business Growth
March 23rd 2017

Driving Tech Talent Growth in PHL: Upcoming Economy League Analysis

Tech jobs are embedded in all sectors of the economy, and tech skills are increasingly vital to economic mobility. Figuring out how best to leverage tech’s potential could pay substantial dividends in advancing growth and expanding opportunity across Greater Philadelphia. Read More
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Regional Direction
February 27th 2017

Twenty Years of Supporting University City's Innovation Ecosystem

In the first of a three-part Regional Direction series looking back at his two decades at the Economy League, Steve Wray reflects on ongoing efforts to spur growth in University City’s innovation ecosystem. Read More
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