Economy League of Greater Philadelphia

Economy League of Greater Philadelphia

The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia was founded in 1909 around a simple idea — that to be a successful, prosperous and well-run region, we need to rigorously examine Greater Philadelphia’s challenges and opportunities. The Economy League serves as a civic catalyst — a place where in-depth analysis and committed regional leaders come together to develop new ideas, conceive creative strategies, and forge meaningful partnerships to make Greater Philadelphia a world class place to live, work, and play.

Having celebrated our 100th year of activity, we're entering into the next phase of the Economy League. A new three-year business plan emphasizes our role as a civic organization committed to using research, communications, and leadership development to address the toughest issues Greater Philadelphia faces today while convening others to develop and implement a long-term vision for the region's future.

Ongoing initiatives

World Class Greater Philadelphia is a multi-year initiative that aims to position the region on a path to becoming a world class place to live, work, and play by the year 2026 -- the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Through in-region programming and out-of-region learning visits, the Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange exposes business, civic, and government leaders to best practices, forges new connections across sectors and industries, and deepens participants’ understanding of Greater Philadelphia’s potential.


Steven T. Wray, Executive Director
Tel: 215 875 1000
Fax: 215 875 1010
Twitter: @EconomyLeague

Media Contact:

Allison Kelsey, Director of Communications
Tel: 215 875 1000 x14

Mailing address:

Economy League of Greater Philadelphia
230 S. Broad Street (entrance on Locust St.)
Suite 403
Philadelphia, PA 19102