- Philadelphia Business Journal’s Peter Key shares two interviews and their comparisons between the technology startup communities of Philadelphia and the 67th ward.
- The Inquirer’s Mike Armstrong reports on a rash of more ugly numbers related to employment and Philadelphia’s business tax burden.
- Inquirer City Hall reporter Marcia Gelbart reports on a fairly startling amount of “confusion and disarray” by the city government and its management and pursuit of federal stimulus dollars.
After the jump, more World Series economic impact math, you’re going to be hired in health care and ten more stories to chew on, including our best read piece of the week and a video pick me up.
MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME
- Bloomberg does the numbers on the economic impact of the World Series, including perspective from Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Plosser. The Inquirer reports that GPTMC is using the World Series as a marketing platform, and the Business Journal reports that GPTMC is working with New York City’s tourism agency.
- The Business Journal’s Athena Merritt reports on the details of PECO’s $200 million cash grab in federal stimulus grants.
- The Business Journal’s John George reports that Temple University has unveiled a new $3 million biotechnology research center.
- Information Week on why your next IT job will be in health care.
GIVE A GLANCE
- The Inquirer reports that its sister company Philly.com has promoted a 32-year-old former newspaper reporter to president.
- The Business Journal’s Peter Key goes deeper into Deloitte’s 2009 Greater Philadelphia Fast 50, which we told you about last week.
- The Inquirer’s Mike Armstrong reports that a Dallas-based company will absorb assets of the Philadelphia Fund, which is itself currently owned by a Florida company.
- Keystone Edge sister site Pop City Media reports that Pittsburgh companies raised $78 million in venture funds this quarter, showing a strength against national trends.
One final thought: We avoided this last week because it’s a tad out of our coverage, but it’s too good to ignore and picking up 190k views on YouTube in a week ain’t too bad.
In the spirit of needing a Phillies pick-me-up after last night’s tough World Series loss, we bring you “Ill State of Mind,” the really great Philly-centric remake of the noted Jay-Z song “Empire State of Mind” by previously unknown NeeKo that has made its way across the blogosphere. Want a tech angle? Let’s say it’s about how much his snap-quick growth in regional popularity is tied to social media like another young emcee from the region.
- Our Most Trafficked Story of the Week: Shop Talk: Viddler takes care of business
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