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How Invincible City Farms plans to bring jobs and fresh food to North Camden method

Dec. 22, 2017 12:18 pm

How Invincible City Farms plans to bring jobs and fresh food to North Camden

"I have a firm belief that if we stop overlooking the resources within the city and leverage them to address the needs, the city can work its way out of this problem," said the social enterprise's founder, Fredric Byarm.
These 9 businesses won free rent to revitalize Kensington’s commercial corridor results

Dec. 19, 2017 12:32 pm

These 9 businesses won free rent to revitalize Kensington’s commercial corridor

An audio production studio, artist incubator, vegan bakery and six more were the winners of Shift Capital's Kensington Avenue Storefront Challenge.
Drexel’s Urban Innovation Fellows are tackling workforce development and public health people

Nov. 17, 2017 9:52 am

Drexel’s Urban Innovation Fellows are tackling workforce development and public health

The three inaugural fellows — Michael O'Bryan, Priya Mammen and Chris Spahr — will be working with Drexel University's Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation for the next three to six months.
The anti-gentrification community development model Jumpstart is expanding in Philly method

Nov. 6, 2017 8:26 am

The anti-gentrification community development model Jumpstart is expanding in Philly

Social impact real estate developer Ken Weinstein's program that helps aspiring developers and community leaders learn to fight blight got some help from LISC to reach beyond Germantown and Kensington.
How to hire nontraditional workers method

Nov. 2, 2017 12:55 pm

How to hire nontraditional workers

Such as returning citizens, veterans and people who live in the neighborhood where your business resides (hey there, Temple) — and other lessons from a recent Chamber of Commerce panel on economic development.
This real estate firm wants your ideas for revitalizing Kensington’s commercial corridor method

Oct. 27, 2017 12:55 pm

This real estate firm wants your ideas for revitalizing Kensington’s commercial corridor

How would you use an empty property on Kensington Avenue? Tell Shift Capital as part of the social impact real estate developer's Kensington Avenue Storefront Challenge.
The Philadelphia Land Bank has its first full-time executive director people

Aug. 28, 2017 3:30 pm

The Philadelphia Land Bank has its first full-time executive director

Angel Rodriguez, the current VP of community economic development for Asociación Puertorriqueños En Marcha, was appointed ED for the government entity.
Dear Akeem: Resources for food entrepreneurs, plus special business property loans method

Aug. 11, 2017 10:52 am

Dear Akeem: Resources for food entrepreneurs, plus special business property loans

Akeem Dixon's Cool Things Wit Cool People column kicks off with two questions on community development and entrepreneurship.
Why this civic leader with 25 years of service in North Philly has an open-door policy people

Jul. 28, 2017 12:25 pm

Why this civic leader with 25 years of service in North Philly has an open-door policy

“Consider the community, find out what the community needs, not what you think that they need,” said Christine Brown, director of the Cecil B. Moore neighborhood's Beech Community Services.
TransWork wants to expand entrepreneurship opportunities for Philly’s transgender community purpose

Jul. 27, 2017 1:50 pm

TransWork wants to expand entrepreneurship opportunities for Philly’s transgender community

The program is being spearheaded by Marcus Iannozzi of Message Agency in partnership with the Independence Business Alliance, the LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce for the Greater Philadelphia region.

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