Reports and Publications

As the national economy suffers its worst decline in 70 years, the Philadelphia metropolitan area’s economy, while struggling, continues to fare...
The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia was commissioned by Ben Franklin Technology Partners to conduct an independent, objective evaluation of the...
Greater Philadelphia will likely receive more than $600 million from the $48.1 billion in transportation stimulus funds, including approximately $318...
In Greater Philadelphia, minorities generate significant entrepreneurial activity. After developing from seedling to mature operation, minority-owned...
The Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW), long an ailing City-owned company, has improved its performance in recent years. However, significant structural...
For more than 300 years, the Delaware River has served as a key commercial highway for the region. While Greater Philadelphia’s maritime roots remain...
As the Economy League prepares to enter its second century, we recognize that our region is at a turning point: we can be satisfied to be a good...
The Economy League was commissioned by Delaware Valley Grantmakers (DVG) and Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania (GWP) to analyze data on...
The Economy League and The Pew Charitable Trusts commissioned this study to understand why pension and healthcare costs are expected to overwhelm...
Greater Philadelphia is one of America’s great regions, combining a high quality of life, world-class attractions and assets, a large and diverse...
As of May 2007, SEPTA has a budget shortfall of $129.6 million. Without a source of funding that can balance the transit organization's budget this...
In many ways, transportation is the lifeblood of the economy and an important component of quality of life. However, Pennsylvania’s transportation...
Investing in early learning is proving to be a smart regional down payment to ensure a quality workforce in the future. Around the country, business...
What describes the unique blend of visionary energy and tactical smarts so often found in people who get things done? The phrase we think fits is...
Philadelphia faces a stark challenge. Today’s economy demands well-educated workers practiced at complex and creative problem-solving. The city of...