From the Philadelphia Business Journal

$1.8B in benefits go unclaimed in Pennsylvania Here's why that's bad for small businesses
Friday January 19th, 2018 07:00:00 PM Michelle Caffrey
The figures come from a recent report out of Communally, an anti-poverty tech company in Center City.
Chester County establishes China desk, giving local companies a 'leg up' to expand abroad
Friday January 19th, 2018 06:49:32 PM Kenneth Hilario
The physical presence could also potentially "steer Chinese businesses and Chinese investment to Chester County."
Survey: Greater Philadelphia Chamber members optimistic about 2018
Friday January 19th, 2018 06:03:56 PM Jeff Blumenthal
A majority (59 percent) think regional business activity in 2017 was higher than in 2016 and just over half expected increased regional activity in 2018.
Panera asks FDA to define an 'egg'
Friday January 19th, 2018 05:21:30 PM Angela Mueller
The request comes in conjunction with Panera's launch of its newest breakfast sandwiches.
Most expensive homes SOLD in Greater Philadelphia in 2017
Friday January 19th, 2018 05:13:53 PM
Our friends at Bright MLS Inc. crunched some data for us and came up with the 12 most expensive homes sold in Greater Philadelphia in 2017.Sale information is courtesy of listing broker. Bright defines the Philadelphia Metro area as Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia County in Pennsylvania. It's Burlington County, Camden County, Cumberland County, Gloucester County, Salem County in New Jersey and New Castle County, Delaware.Disclosure: The listing…
Apple won't follow Amazon's bidding war approach to choosing new campus
Friday January 19th, 2018 04:19:58 PM J. Jennings Moss
Apple Inc. wants to create a new corporate campus that will house thousands of employees, but it won't follow Amazon's highly public approach to finding a city to host its second outpost, according to a Thursday afternoon report in Reuters.According to the news agency, Apple won't hold a bidding process for its new campus. The company on Wednesday announced its plans as part of its efforts to contribute $350 billion to the U.S. economy over the next five years. The company said it will create 20,000…
How the creative economy and design thinking are transforming Philadelphia
Friday January 19th, 2018 04:09:18 PM Karin Copeland and Alan Jacobson
Leaders of major corporations, universities, healthcare systems, and technology firms are investing heavily and integrating processes called Design-Thinking, Creative Leadership, and Human-Centered Design. With so many dollars at stake, we’re asking the very simple question, “why?”Jefferson University and Health System acquires Philadelphia University, a design school. Why? To “start a revolution in how students are taught … so they can deliver even more value to society,” says President…
Lincoln Financial to buy rival insurer for $3.3B
Friday January 19th, 2018 03:41:05 PM Jeff Blumenthal
The Radnor, Pa.-based life insurer and retirement investment company said the deal will make the combined company a group benefits market leader, ranking number one in fully insured disability sales with 14 percent market share and third in life and fully insured disability sales.
Delaware Gov. Carney’s State of the State speech focuses on economy, education
Friday January 19th, 2018 01:26:10 PM Zoë Read
Gov. John Carney, D-Delaware, delivered his first State of the State speech (you can read the full speech here) on Thursday, which focused on jobs, education and how to address the state’s budget shortfalls.Last year, the governor gave his first address to the General Assembly, which was tasked with addressing a $400 million deficit.Carney began his State of the State remarks reminiscing on those first days in office — and the steps taken since.“I knew that if we worked hard and worked…
Temple taking next step to build $130M football stadium in North Philadelphia
Friday January 19th, 2018 01:19:44 PM Alison Burdo
Editor's note: This story has been updated to include the statement of the North Broad Renaissance organization.Temple University announced Thursday it is ready to present its plans to construct a $130 million football stadium in North Philadelphia to the city's Planning Commission, a decision that largely ignores the sentiments expressed by the surrounding community and even a portion of the school's own student body. "We have said from the start that our first priority has been to engage with…

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