Who We Are

We are a 501(c)(3) educational and research organization financed in part by memberships from individuals, businesses, associations, institutions and foundations that share our vision for a better Pennsylvania.

We were founded during the Great Depression with the belief that citizens of Pennsylvania need non-partisan, data-driven information to improve government efficiency, eliminate wasteful spending and build a better future for our commonwealth

We work locally and think regionally to help ensure the most effective provision of essential public services at the best cost.

What We Do

The Pennsylvania Economy League (PEL) provides non-partisan, data-driven information and insight through technical assistance, independent research and civic education.

Whether you are a municipality or school district facing challenges, an organization that needs policy research, or a community member concerned about local government, PEL is here to help and inform.

Pennsylvania Economy League Mission

Independent. Insight. Information.

For 80+ years, we have provided objective, fact-based analysis to support good government, serving as a trusted advisor to state and local officials

Technical assistance to state and local government from our dedicated staff of policy professionals

Independent research on state and local issues impacting our communities that policy makers can use to develop real solutions

Civic education for local business, government officials and other stakeholders on emerging policy issues through regional forums, expert testimony and weekly e-alerts

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Click here to find out how PEL’s expert staff can assist you with our data-driven research and technical assistance!