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November 20th 2019

Economy League Identifies Opportunities for Philadelphia Businesses

The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia is proud to share preliminary findings from the first-ever Philadelphia Local Supplier Landscape Study, based on FY2018 purchasing data from nine anchor institutions (Community College of Philadelphia, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University... Read More
January 9th 2019

The Economic Impact of Ben Franklin Technology Partners

With a focus on startups and innovation, Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) remains a powerful job creation and high-tech economic development engine for Pennsylvania, according to the latest independent economic analysis of the organization. But state funding shortfalls are starting to... Read More

May 2nd 2017

Driving Tech Talent Growth in PHL

Recognizing tech’s rapid growth and the potential to build on the good work already happening in the region, the Economy League led an in-depth research and strategy initiative to better understand the PHL tech workforce and identify priority strategies to deepen and diversify that workforce. Read More
November 2nd 2016

Closing the Gap: University City Science Center's QED Proof-of-Concept Program

This report quantifies the performance and impact of the University City Science Center's QED Proof-of-Concept program on the Greater Philadelphia region’s innovation ecosystem. Read More
July 14th 2016

Growing the Impact Economy in Greater Philadelphia

Greater Philadelphia is home to a burgeoning group of new and innovative companies and organizations that are forming and growing around the concept of creating both economic and social value. The Greater Philadelphia Impact Economy Initiative is built upon a foundation of research and roundtable... Read More
June 15th 2016

University City Science Center: An Economic Catalyst for Greater Philadelphia

Graduate firms and current residents of the University City Science Center’s business incubators support one out of every 100 jobs in Greater Philadelphia and drive nearly $13 billion in economic activity in the region, according to new analysis by the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and... Read More
June 14th 2016

A Call to Action: Business Leadership in Early Learning in New Jersey

In states and regions across the country, business leaders and groups such as chambers of commerce have focused their attention on early childhood education. This report by the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and the United Ways of Northern New Jersey, Central Jersey, and Greater Philadelphia... Read More
April 13th 2016

Greater Philadelphia Export Plan

During 2015, the Economy League and the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia brought together business leaders, state and federal trade officials, and economic development experts from across the region to develop a metro export plan. Read More
December 3rd 2015

Connecting KOP: The Benefits of SEPTA's King of Prussia Rail Project

The Connecting KOP report identifies the benefits of the King of Prussia Rail Project for jobs, development, and economic growth in the region. Read More
October 1st 2014

The Impact of High-Quality Pre-K on K-12 Education

The purpose of this report is to provide information regarding the City of Philadelphia’s employee benefits and how they compare to those of private industry. Read More

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