Prior to his appointment as Executive Director of the Economy League, Dr. Hornstein served as Director of Financial and Policy Analysis for the Philadelphia City Controller where he advised the Controller and worked on critical issues relating to Philadelphia’s fiscal health. Under Jeff’s leadership, the Policy Unit produced numerous data-driven policy analyses on topics including the City’s property tax system, tax delinquency and receivables issues, tax incentive programs, charter school finances, the efficacy of the City’s tourism and convention promotion entities, and the sate of retirement security in Philadelphia.
The Problem of Jobs – The Philadelphia Story (10.22.19) | Philadelphia
The Problem of Jobs:
The Philadelphia Story
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Once the “workshop of the world” with a diverse manufacturing economy, the City of Philadelphia has lost a huge proportion of its historical economic base in the past 60 years. Today, Philadelphia struggles to find its competitive advantage. Yet it has tremendous assets that can be leveraged.
This talk will explore the rise and fall of Philadelphia’s manufacturing economy, efforts to forestall its decline in the 1960s and 1970s, the racial and gender dynamics of its employment ecosystem, and contemporary strategies to create a sustainable local economy.