Technical.ly is a well-known journalism outlet that has been covering the tech industry for years. They have published annual print magazines tied to their big event series, such as Philly Tech Week and Baltimore Innovation Week, which blended local tech industry news with startup community updates and organizational news. These magazines reflected the importance of the tech industry not just as an industry but also as a community.
After undergoing changes due to the pandemic, Technical.ly is back with something new – their inaugural State of the Philadelphia Tech Economy Report. This report will be published for each of the markets they serve and will be 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 by sharing your name, email address, and job title. Inside the report will be data and analysis on Philadelphia’s tech economy at a national level, along with examples of Technical.ly’s journalism, such as their Thriving series and profiles of individuals who best exemplify the region through their RealLISTs. The report is expected to become a capstone to Technical.ly’s work each year in this area.
It’s worth noting that while phrases like technology, startups, and innovation are used interchangeably in the report with words like community, ecosystem, and economy; each phrase carries a subtle meaning. The focus of this report is on Philadelphia’s tech economy specifically – examining its economic impact on research businesses and workforce in emerging inventions like software.