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Philly has more growth in young college degree holders than Boston and NYC civic

Jan. 17, 2020 3:03 pm

Philly has more growth in young college degree holders than Boston and NYC

And tech and engineering degrees are on the rise, according to Campus Philly's 2019 report.
The Philly airport is piloting face-scanning technology on some international flights civic

Jan. 15, 2020 10:58 am

The Philly airport is piloting face-scanning technology on some international flights

PHL is testing three facial recognition programs and will implement one in the spring for some international travelers.
Why this data center on North Broad has its own ZIP code civic

Jan. 9, 2020 12:53 pm

Why this data center on North Broad has its own ZIP code

The home of one of the largest internet hubs in the Northeast has a cool connection to the city's old-school mail system.
The City is looking for private-sector tech proposals on how to reduce trash and waste civic

Dec. 16, 2019 2:43 pm

The City is looking for private-sector tech proposals on how to reduce trash and waste

Want to help Philly reach zero waste by 2035? The Pitch & Pilot program has up to $34,000 to help you work on a tech solution.
Here are the numbers behind the City’s workforce plan: Fueling Philadelphia’s Talent Pipeline civic

Nov. 25, 2019 10:24 am

Here are the numbers behind the City’s workforce plan: Fueling Philadelphia’s Talent Pipeline

The tech industry employs about 15,000 people, with one of the highest salary bases in the city.
Economy League report: ‘Is Philadelphia Heading for a Recession?’ civic

Nov. 22, 2019 12:47 pm

Economy League report: ‘Is Philadelphia Heading for a Recession?’

Certain signs point to yes, but Philly weathers economic downturns better than other cities, according to the nonprofit think tank.
Knight Foundation has $1M to fund civic data projects. Here’s how to apply civic

Nov. 14, 2019 10:30 am

Knight Foundation has $1M to fund civic data projects. Here’s how to apply

The foundation is looking for projects that "explore how the widespread digital collection of data can be harnessed for greater civic engagement and stronger communities."
This tool uses open data to create a comprehensive look at gun violence in Philadelphia civic

Nov. 8, 2019 2:06 pm

This tool uses open data to create a comprehensive look at gun violence in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Shooting Victims Dashboard shows data for every gun shot victim in the city for the last five years.
Philadelphia Works is partnering with Comcast for the city’s first ‘pay for success’ job training program civic

Nov. 8, 2019 1:33 pm

Philadelphia Works is partnering with Comcast for the city’s first ‘pay for success’ job training program

The nonprofit will be prepping folks to be hired as salespeople at Comcast, including those with varying degrees of education and those looking to make a mid-career change.
Here’s how to use Philadelphia’s new voting machines in the Nov. 5 general election civic

Nov. 4, 2019 11:53 am

Here’s how to use Philadelphia’s new voting machines in the Nov. 5 general election

The electronic ExpressVote XL machines will produce paper ballots, too.

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