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Pew created a data dashboard to assess Philly’s economy. Here’s what it tells us about local business health

Oct. 14, 2021 2:55 pm

Pew created a data dashboard to assess Philly’s economy. Here’s what it tells us about local business health

One data point you can find: Philadelphia businesses in the information sector have 6.5% more jobs now than two years earlier.
This new coalition represents diverse Philly business owners. What’s their outlook for 2022?

Oct. 11, 2021 4:31 pm

This new coalition represents diverse Philly business owners. What’s their outlook for 2022?

The leaders behind the Diverse Chambers Coalition share how they've been supporting their constituents during the pandemic, and what challenges remain: "The panic of 2020 has worn off some, but the recovery process continues and will extend far beyond 2022."
A peek inside DuckDuckGo’s effort to go carbon negative

Oct. 7, 2021 5:24 pm

A peek inside DuckDuckGo’s effort to go carbon negative

The privacy-minded search engine headquartered in Paoli said it purchased carbon offsets for 125% of its calculated carbon emissions since its 2008 founding.
What 9 Philly Latinx leaders need you to understand about their communities

Sep. 30, 2021 9:38 am

What 9 Philly Latinx leaders need you to understand about their communities

"We all need to stop performing inclusion": Amid Hispanic Heritage Month, Generocity asked nonprofit and civic leaders about the challenges facing local Latinxs — and the solutions they're working toward.
How does this 14-partner pandemic recovery committee plan to get more Philadelphians to work?

Sep. 21, 2021 12:44 pm

How does this 14-partner pandemic recovery committee plan to get more Philadelphians to work?

The Workforce Recovery Strategies Committee aims to tackle pandemic employment challenges through collaboration. Plus, Philadelphia Works' Patrick Clancy on what's really behind the phrase "people don't want to go back to work."
Disaster relief is available for businesses and nonprofits affected by Hurricane Ida, SBA says

Sep. 17, 2021 3:54 pm

Disaster relief is available for businesses and nonprofits affected by Hurricane Ida, SBA says

Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware Montgomery and York counties are the agency's focus for primary counties for loans with this program.
Center City office vacancy rates are increasing. The problem is partly, but not only, low vaccination rates

Aug. 23, 2021 5:04 pm

Center City office vacancy rates are increasing. The problem is partly, but not only, low vaccination rates

Some tech companies are abandoning their leases. Center City District head Paul Levy points to a few reasons why a large-scale return to downtown offices hasn't yet occurred.
Digital access initiative PHLConnectED has enabled 18K+ internet connections in a year, the City says

Aug. 17, 2021 5:25 pm

Digital access initiative PHLConnectED has enabled 18K+ internet connections in a year, the City says

Plus, here's how Philadelphia stands to benefit from the newly passed $1 trillion federal infrastructure bill.
Gopuff and Uber’s recent partnership is being scrutinized by the FTC. Here’s why

Aug. 16, 2021 1:01 pm

Gopuff and Uber’s recent partnership is being scrutinized by the FTC. Here’s why

The companies' multi-sided market opens up possible antitrust issues on a few different fronts, Fox School of Business' Min-Seok Pang told Technical.ly.
Petition: Biz leaders ask PA lawmakers to focus on the 2021 economy, not the 2020 election

Jul. 23, 2021 12:14 pm

Petition: Biz leaders ask PA lawmakers to focus on the 2021 economy, not the 2020 election

The "Back To Business campaign" aims to shift support from using state tax dollars for a 2020 election audit to helping state businesses and residents in need.

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