The tech industry is more than just an industry, it is a community. For years, Technical.ly has been publishing annual print magazines that reflect this importance. These magazines blended local tech industry news with startup community updates and organizational news.
However, due to the pandemic, Technical.ly had to go through a period of change. Now they are releasing their inaugural State of the Philadelphia Tech Economy Report. This report will be published for each of the markets they serve and is made possible by support from various organizations including the City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Morgan Lewis, the Penn Center for Innovation, and Silicon Valley Bank.
The report can be downloaded for free with the requirement of sharing your name, email, and job title. Inside the report there will be data and analysis including independent analysis of Philadelphia’s tech economy at a national level. It will also include examples of their journalism such as the Thriving series and profiles of individuals who best exemplify the region through their RealLISTs.
It’s important to note that while terms like technology, startups and innovation are used interchangeably with phrases like community, ecosystem, and economy in this report; each phrase has a subtlety different meaning. The focus is on the economic impact of research, businesses and workforce in emerging inventions like software within the region’s tech economy.