Philadelphia Economic Index 2001 - 2008

At the request of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, the Economy League developed the Philadelphia Economic Index, a tool for measuring economic performance in Philadelphia.


The Index combines data from 15 individual economic indicators, through a relative weighting system, to create a single numerical series that is useful in evaluating economic trends over time. The components are clustered into categories – Employment & Income, Business Activity, Real Estate, and Moving People.