PEL is the premier public policy think tank for local and state government issues in Pennsylvania. With offices in Harrisburg and Wilkes-Barre ad affiliated organizations in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, we draw on resources and experience from across the state and offer a non-partisan approach to public policy research and technical assistance. Using qualitative and quantitative data analysis to draw fact-based conclusions and make practical recommendations, we have been a trusted source of information since 1936.
Our clients range from state and local governments to foundations, municipal associations, business groups, non-profit economic and community development organizations and similar groups that are seeking fact-based insight.
In just the last 10 years, we have aided dozens of cities, boroughs and townships serving over a half million residents through expert financial and operational reviews that warn of likely deficits, expose problem areas and propose recommendations that are based on past experience and current trends.
Over 100 school districts throughout the state have used PEL for services such as enrollment projections, collective bargaining fact finding and more.
We have examined municipal distress, CDBG reform, intergovernmental services, state transportation issues, impediments to municipal and school district mergers, the effectiveness of state programs, regional policing, taxation reform, the impacts of policy changes on schools and local governments and more. Contact us today!