Reports and Publications

Children who fail to start school ready to learn will find it difficult to travel the path of prosperity. Not only are they more likely to fail...
This is a regional economy, with a regional labor market, a regional housing market, and a regional transportation network, that does compete with...
The publication of the Economy League's Knowledge Industry Report in 2000 led to the creation of a dynamic coalition called the Knowledge Industry...
In the words of Daniel Burnham, the great architect and planner who had an enormous influence on the development of the city of Chicago, “Make no...
In the 1990s, Philadelphia was the slowest growing metropolitan area in the country after St. Louis - growing only 3.6%. The number of young people in...
Our knowledge workers have become a fundamental resource we need to attract jobs, wealth and positive growth to our area. While 13% of Harvard...
Public agencies and quasi-public entities have allocated significant, albeit scarce resources toward efforts to revitalize Philadelphia’s commercial...
The Philadelphia region is a place with extraordinary assets. It should be a region of choice for young people, families, and businesses. But it’s not...
Four years after Pennsylvania allowed the formation of charter schools, enrollments in Philadelphia are on the rise. Some of the most hotly debated...
Just as a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy may require a fresh analysis, regional workforce development needs a bold vision and a...
For years, the Philadelphia region’s higher education assets have been touted as leading factors in the future economic success of the region. Yet the...
Since the late 1960s, there has been an ongoing debate and discussion regarding the potential connection of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-95 where...
The Greater Philadelphia area, despite being the fifth largest metro area in the country, has consistently lagged behind areas of similar or even...
The economic impact of the Pennsylvania Convention Center is a function of the spending of delegates and associations who come to Philadelphia for a...
Passed in 1932, the Sterling Act effectively conferred Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with the authority to impose taxes on a variety of conditions so...