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October 16, 2017

Public funding is no longer enough to provide our schools all of the resources they require. The Development Workshop has committed to raising $25,000 for...

How the son of an immigrant coal miner became a Philly CEO
April 18, 2017, by Jane M. Von Bergen


"My father was an immigrant coal miner and he was injured...

NewsWorks Essay | By David Feldman, Development Workshop Executive Director | August 5, 2016


When civic boosters promote the benefits of hosting a nat...

By Colin Woodard / July 21, 2016

On September 12, 1995, Bob Gorgone stood on a pier with hundreds of fellow shipyard workers and watched his career slip awa...

April 25, 2016

Carl Dranoff, president and founder of Dranoff Properties and a Development Workshop member, penned an op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer on how democracy...

October 30, 2015

As we look forward confronting the challenges and taking advantage of the opportunities 2016 and a new mayor will bring to 2016, the Workshop will be consi...

September 21, 2015

Despite a nearly insurmountable poverty problem, Philadelphia has undergone remarkable changes under the leadership of its last six mayors. Most notable ar...

September 20, 2015

As we enter our eighth year of advocating for development in Philadelphia and the region, we   look back on a remarkable recovery in development and the re...

As part of a 14-part documentary series covering the history of Philadelphia, Development Workshop Executive Director Craig Schelter sat down with History...

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