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City of Philadelphia’s Commerce Department is launching a Tech Industry Partnership

Modeled on existing partnerships focused on hospitality and manufacturing, Technical.ly is supporting the launch of a quarterly stakeholder gathering on tech employment. The first is Tuesday, May 24.

Philadelphia's skyline, as seen from University City.

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A first-class city invests in its leading industries.

That’s why the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Commerce is launching this city’s Tech Industry Partnership (TIP). We at Technical.ly are partnering to make it initiative happen.

The Tech Industry Partnership is a new multi-employer initiative composed of businesses that hire technical talent within the Philadelphia region. These companies work with workforce development, economic development and community organizations to address the tech sector’s workforce and other competitiveness needs. Technical.ly has been charged with starting the Tech Industry Partnership as a part of our work with Philadelphia’s Department of Commerce.

Each quarterly meeting, held virtually, will offer both a look at relevant tech industry trends and a chance to share and learn about upcoming opportunities and potential challenges. For example, the city’s Most Diverse Tech Hub initiative will be among the signature projects that will be featured in the quarterly meeting, alongside industry trends and region-wide data to inform tech employers.

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TIP follows a model established by Commerce with other industry partnerships, including ones it convenes for the hospitality industry and manufacturing.

Joining TIP as an employer allows you to connect directly with our local government, as well as gain firsthand knowledge that you can apply to your organization. Employers who join an industry partnership benefit from improved business performance, better work practices and a strong competitive advantage. There’s no membership fee for joining and you’ll gain access to resources that are still being developed.

On Tuesday, we’ll launch TIP with the first quarterly meeting, featuring regional employment trends, progress on the Most Diverse Tech Hub workshop series and a preview of the latest entry in The Economy League’s Leading Indicator series, which details ongoing regional socioeconomic and policy trends. The Economy League’s most recent piece on the area’s tech workforce tracks the region’s tech growth since 2012, compares it with other large US metropolitan regions and details how it was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. All attendees will be able to ask The Economy League’s Michael Shields about these findings so that they may be empowered to gain a competitive advantage.

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Those who attend the first meeting will also have a say in how future meetings are shaped. Join us Tuesday, May 24, at 1 p.m. EST.

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