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Commerce Department and Community Design Collaborative Hold Storefront Challenge 2014

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

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 […]
Tacony CDC Continues to Improve Commercial Corridors in the Northeast

Mar. 18, 2014 1:59 pm

Tacony CDC Continues to Improve Commercial Corridors in the Northeast

Located on Disston Street and Longshore Avenue, Computer Guy improved its storefront from the Commerce Department. Image via Tacony CDC The Tacony CDC has forged ahead with its Historic Tacony Revitalization Project along Torresdale Avenue. The most recent developments include regular corridor street cleaning, interest in a co-working space, continued city Commerce Department grants, and the opening […]
Kevin Dow Named Senior VP of Impact and Innovation at United Way

Feb. 3, 2014 2:45 pm

Kevin Dow Named Senior VP of Impact and Innovation at United Way

Kevin Dow was hired as Senior Vice President of Impact and Innovation the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey – one of the region’s largest public charities and volunteer organizers. Dow was formerly the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Deputy Commerce Director for the City of Philadelphia’s Commerce Department. In this role, he built relationships […]
Department of Commerce Unveils Forgivable Loan Program to Boost Commercial Corridors funding

Aug. 15, 2013 2:25 pm

Department of Commerce Unveils Forgivable Loan Program to Boost Commercial Corridors

A new program by the Department of Commerce is offering "forgivable loans" ranging from $15,000 to $50,000  to eligible retail, food, and creative nonprofit and for-profit businesses.

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