World Class Greater Philadelphia is a business- and civic-led initiative to develop and advance a shared agenda for regional growth and opportunity in the Philadelphia area.

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The Agenda

Since the World Class initiative's launch in 2009, more than 1,700 cross-sector leaders have contributed to the development of World Class Global Positioning Strategies (GPSes) for education and talent, business growth, and infrastructure. These GPSes lay out aspirational goals and priority strategies for improving education and talent outcomes in our region, boosting business growth, and making our infrastructure more effective and reliable.
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Leaders Highlight Continued Need for Transportation Funding

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With the passage of transportation funding legislation in Harrisburg last fall, southeastern Pennsylvania is slated to receive much-needed investment that will help address long-deferred maintenance needs and upgrade deteriorating systems. Achieving a World Class vision for our region’s bridges, roads, and public transit, however, is going to require making the most of these and other resources.

As the Election Approaches, Pre-K for PA Gains Momentum

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With election season upon us, Pre-K for PA campaign partners statewide are hard at work continuing to build awareness and support for increased access to high-quality pre-k. These efforts are definitely paying off.

Education & Innovation in Massachusetts

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Greater Boston and Massachusetts have a long history of innovation in education from the founding of the first publicly-funded school system in the US to creating grade levels and common standards that are the basis of our current education system to helping to build world class institutions of higher education. Today, the state and region continue to focus on systemic change and improvements along the education continuum.

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