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Economic Development

    • An empty hallway at the old West Philadelphia High School.

Report: Philly schools lose more to corporate handouts than any other big city

Philadelphia schools face an estimated $1 billion funding shortfall by 2022, but a new national report found that the city is walking away from more school tax revenue than any of…

    • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is one 34 local anchor institutions targeted in a new buy-local program.

Forget outsourcing, Philly 'eds and meds' connect with businesses inside the city

Philadelphia hospitals send tens of millions of pounds of dirty laundry across state lines every day for cleaning. But why not send the linen to a local launderer? As part of…

    • Mayor Kenney speaks at annual budget address. Credit: Emma Lee/WHYY

Kenney's $15 minimum wage bill advances

Mayor Jim Kenney’s push to raise the minimum wage for city-contracted workers to $15 an hour moved one step forward on Tuesday with a unanimous City Council committee vote in support…

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ABOUT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Policy and planning approaches to grow local and regional economies through real estate development; business incubation, attraction and retention strategies; workforce development; commercial corridor management; center city redevelopment; and job creation.

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