Southeastern PA Economic Roundtable

This past Monday, I held an economic roundtable discussion in southeastern PA at the Community College of Philadelphia. Surrounded by leaders from labor, higher education, the business community and local advocates I was able to hear firsthand what their experiences have been in the City of Philadelphia throughout these troubling economic times. I was given feedback on confusion that still exists on accessing stimulus funds, concerns that job training efforts include green, medical, creative and high tech industries and well as traditional fields and suggestions on how to continue the work we've started once stimulus funds have been fully distributed. This roundtable was one of a series of discussions I have been holding throughout Pennsylvania to learn more about what is working and where we’re falling short in our efforts to promote job creation and economic development.