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How Federal Guidelines are Stunting Storefront Improvement Program (SIP) results

Apr. 13, 2015 1:30 pm

How Federal Guidelines are Stunting Storefront Improvement Program (SIP)

How a popular revitalization program is being hindered by a new interpretation of federal regulations
Funding Post to Spotlight Women at Investor Roundtable purpose

Feb. 10, 2015 1:01 pm

Funding Post to Spotlight Women at Investor Roundtable

The roundtable will be focused on bringing more women-led startups into the spotlight.
Philly, here’s your impact for January: OpenAccessPHL, #ReclaimMLK, Homeless Count and more purpose

Feb. 4, 2015 1:12 pm

Philly, here’s your impact for January: OpenAccessPHL, #ReclaimMLK, Homeless Count and more

2015 started off with big movements and innovative new programs – check out these highlights from January: [listly  id=”ZYy” layout=”magazine” show_header=”false” show_author=”false” show_sharing=”false” show_tools=”false” per_page=”25″]
January Convening of Open Access PHL Brings Together City Officials with Big Ideas purpose

Jan. 14, 2015 3:18 pm

January Convening of Open Access PHL Brings Together City Officials with Big Ideas

The first monthly OAP convening of 2015 featured city officials talking about how to innovate government.
Best Stories of 2014: Revitalization purpose

Dec. 29, 2014 12:30 pm

Best Stories of 2014: Revitalization

Revitalization is our term for place-based community development. This includes any work being done to improve commercial corridors, park space, affordable housing, small businesses, and neighborhood safety.
Crowdfunding Platform Kiva Zip Partners with Philadelphia funding

Dec. 3, 2014 3:48 pm

Crowdfunding Platform Kiva Zip Partners with Philadelphia

A new way for small businesses to access loans
Storefront Challenge 2014 Celebrates How Good Design is Good Business funding

Oct. 15, 2014 12:45 pm

Storefront Challenge 2014 Celebrates How Good Design is Good Business

The Commerce Department and the Community Design Collaborative (CDC) held an award ceremony yesterday, October 14, for businesses that have made storefront improvements in the last two years. The winning storefronts were selected from a city-wide call for nominations that included a range of designs, from formerly vacant buildings transformed by new businesses to minor retrofits made […]
DesignPhiladelphia Festival Highlights More Than Good Design funding

Oct. 3, 2014 11:03 am

DesignPhiladelphia Festival Highlights More Than Good Design

The upcoming DesignPhiladelphia Festival, which runs from October 8-17, will celebrate good design in Philadelphia. While many events are focused on areas commonly associated with design, such as fashion or product design, the festival will also feature a number of events looking at the design of the city itself — from its architecture and industrial […]
Commerce Department and Community Design Collaborative Hold Storefront Challenge 2014 funding

Jul. 8, 2014 11:56 am

Commerce Department and Community Design Collaborative Hold Storefront Challenge 2014

Located on Disston Street and Longshore Avenue, Computer Guy improved its storefront from the Commerce Department. Image via Tacony CDC A partnership of the Community Design Collaborative and the Philadelphia Commerce Department, the Storefront Challenge 2014 is now accepting nominations for the best storefront facade improvements made in the last two years throughout Philadelphia. Storefronts […]
Funding Spurs Commercial Corridor Improvements in Fishtown and West Philly funding

Apr. 9, 2014 11:39 am

Funding Spurs Commercial Corridor Improvements in Fishtown and West Philly

Sweet Glitter Gallery and interactive community fence on East Girard commercial corridor.  Philadelphia LISC and the city Commerce Department have taken an interest in Fishtown’s up-and-coming East Girard Avenue corridor and West Philadelphia’s struggling 52nd Street corridor. This interest was spurred by a $98,000 grant and technical assistance donations from the PNC Bank Foundation for […]

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