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What We're Reading: 4/7/2017

Here's what we're reading this week about the projects, people and policies driving local development:

Philadelphia 2017

4/06/2017, Philadelphia Research Initiative

The Pew Charitable Trusts released its 2017 “State of the City” report on the health of Philadelphia, using various metrics

PHL Airport’s economic impact reaches new height

4/10/2017, Kenneth Hilario

PHL airport released a new report, completed by ESI Consulting, measuring the economic impact of the airport for the Philadelphia region.

Pennrose-led group chosen to develop sprawling city-owned site in Chinatown

4/10/2017, Jacob Aldeman

Redevelopment Authority selects Pennrose Properties proposal for 8th and Vine site, over the Parkway Corportation-Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation proposal

What would Trump’s budget mean for Philadelphia transit?

4/10/2017, Jim Saksa

WHYY explores how SEPTA’s proposed capital expansion programs might be curtailed under Trump budget proposals

Philly firms rank top 3 in the U.S. for skilled foreign labor requests

4/10/2017, Joseph N. DiSteffano

Philadelphia had the third highest number of HB-1 visa employees (skilled foreign workers) among all US cities, behind only New York City and Houston

State Treasury hopes to save $5 million with new investment strategy

4/11/2017, Tim Grant

Pennsylvania Treasurer proposes moving State held public stocks to “passive” investment strategy to save over $5million in fund manager fees

Philly to rake in $118 million in new taxes after reassessing commercial properties

4/01/2017, Claudia Vargas & Tricia L. Nadolny

Philadelphia’s reassessment of commercial properties will bring in a big pot of real estate tax revenue for the City and School District

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