Leading Indicators

Since 2019 the Economy League has produced a regular data brief designed to deepen understanding of key regional trends.  LI provides  digestible, accessible analysis of data on timely topics such as regional economic trends, local labor and housing markets, and the business ecosystem.  

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The Latest Leading Indicators

This data brief is the third part in our series covering the impact of inflation on Greater Philadelphia. In the second part of this series, we...
This data brief is the second part in our series covering the impact of inflation on Greater Philadelphia. In the first part of this series , we...
As Greater Philadelphia’s economy slowly emerges from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, inflation has become a growing concern. The pandemic...
Philadelphia has long been touted as an affordable big city [1]. As shown in figure 1, it has the highest owner-occupancy rate among its peer...
As part of the American Rescue Plan Act in March 2021, the U.S. Congress allocated $28.6 billion to the Small Business Administration (SBA) to aid...
This article was upated and amended on 16 August 2021. On August 3, President Biden announced an extension of the Center for Disease Control’s...
In this brief, we complete our baseline comparison of Philadelphia’s economic competitiveness. This piece ( along with the preceding three issues )...
In this Leading Indicator , we continue our series exploring the economic competitiveness of Philadelphia across measures of employment and business...
We continue our series on Philadelphia’s economic competitiveness by comparing the growth of private businesses in the city and surrounding suburban...
Author’s Note: With ongoing debates about altering the city’s tax structure, the dominant narrative is that the City of Philadelphia is less...
With debates raging about labor shortages and quality jobs, both in our region and across the country, we turn our sights on this issue by examining...
Last week, Greater Philadelphia celebrated Philly Tech Week – an annual showcase of the region’s growing technology organizations, innovations, and...
This Leading Indicator is derived from a capstone paper written by Christion Smith, an intern at the Economy League and a candidate for a Master’s...
In the final piece of our housing affordability series of 2021, we detail home values and rent burden within and across Philadelphia’s neighborhoods...
In our last Leading Indicator , we compared Philadelphia’s housing affordability with other similarly sized U.S. cities and the nation. For this issue...

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