GPLEX 2020 Applications Are Now Open – Aug 14

Posted by Economy League of Greater Philadelphia on August 4, 2020

The depth and breadth of structural racism and inequity embedded in America’s social, economic, and political systems has perhaps never been more widely apparent. The disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on communities of color and the continued mistreatment of African Americans at the hands of the police have given rise to an extraordinary moment in the history of the Greater Philadelphia region, the country, and the world—a moment in which centuries of racial and economic injustice are calling out for leadership. In response to this call, the Economy League is mobilizing the cross-sector community of 1,000+ business and civic leaders who have participated in the Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange (GPLEX) to identify collaborative solutions for instilling racial equity and inclusive agility in post-pandemic Philadelphia.

GPLEX 2020 will be a “civic solutions clinic” culminating in a Solutions Showcase that will highlight actionable initiatives in each of four Challenge Tracks:

  • Housing & Community Development Equity
  • Workforce Equity
  • Transit Equity
  • Small & Diverse Business Equity.

In October and November 2020, a select group of GPLEXers will come together to learn how systemic racism manifests itself in the region’s housing & community development, workforce, transit & mobility, and small & diverse business ecosystems and forge collaborative paths to dismantling inequity in Philadelphia.

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