Philadelphia

A Look Back at Big Moments in 2023 for Philadelphia

December 8, 2023 / Comments Off on A Look Back at Big Moments in 2023 for Philadelphia

Before 2023 comes to an end, we wanted to reflect on events that have made a significant impact on Philadelphia and the surrounding region. This year was full of changes and excitement–from returning events and groundbreaking concerts to the election of new policymakers– the City has had its fair share of noteworthy moments. As we […]

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The Importance of Down-Ballot Races

October 27, 2023 / Comments Off on The Importance of Down-Ballot Races

In Philadelphia, the headlining race of the 2023 election season is the campaign to become the 100th Mayor. Cherelle Parker (D) and David Oh (R) won their respective party primaries in the spring and will compete this November. Both would make history — Parker as the city’s first female mayor, and Oh as the city’s […]

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Why Leadership Programs Like GPLEX are Good for Economic and Civic Vitality

October 20, 2023 / Comments Off on Why Leadership Programs Like GPLEX are Good for Economic and Civic Vitality

For the past 20 years, the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia has hosted GPLEX (Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange Program). Each year this program gathers around 200 leaders from Philadelphia with the goal of connecting and educating them to strengthen our region’s communities and economic vibrancy upon their return. The pinnacle of the program is a […]

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The City of Philadelphia Joins SEPTA Key Advantage: What That Means For City Employees

September 29, 2023 / Comments Off on The City of Philadelphia Joins SEPTA Key Advantage: What That Means For City Employees

Earlier this month, the City of Philadelphia officially became the newest participating member of the SEPTA Key Advantage program through an appropriation in the city’s FY 2024 budget. The city’s participation is a win for city employees and SEPTA. At a time where a challenge such as filling vacant spots exists, the Key Advantage program seeks to […]

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Is the Commonwealth Positioning Itself to Move up the Ladder of Economic Competitiveness?

September 15, 2023 / Comments Off on Is the Commonwealth Positioning Itself to Move up the Ladder of Economic Competitiveness?

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recently announced improvements to a key economic development program, the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). Among other efficiencies, the Commonwealth has streamlined the application process by replacing the 22-tab Application & Business Plan with a more efficient, 10-section fillable Project Management Proposal post-award application process. Ultimately, the changes will provide a […]

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Lessons from Philadelphia’s Southeast Asian Market at FDR Park

September 8, 2023 / Comments Off on Lessons from Philadelphia’s Southeast Asian Market at FDR Park

Philadelphia has a deep and rich food tradition. Home to internationally recognized restaurants (see Visit Philadelphia’s list of Philadelphia’s James Beard Foundation’s honored restaurants), and local eats that have grown cult followings, the city is consistently recognized as an unexpected culinary center of America. Recently, Food & Wine named FDR Park’s Southeast Asian Market, one […]

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