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

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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.
Philly has a trash crisis. Ya Fav Trashman and MilkCrate have an app that will pay you to clean your block

Jul. 22, 2021 7:00 am

Philly has a trash crisis. Ya Fav Trashman and MilkCrate have an app that will pay you to clean your block

With Glitter, a sanitation worker with a large social media presence and a tech founder hope residents will feel empowered to better their communities. Its forthcoming launch comes after false starts and funding setbacks from the Streets Department.
SEPTA is piloting a free, tech-based service to help workers get to after-hours shifts in Bucks County

Jun. 29, 2021 5:15 pm

SEPTA is piloting a free, tech-based service to help workers get to after-hours shifts in Bucks County

The Owl Link service is meant to fill the gap between where SETPA bus lines end, and multiple businesses and company parks in Lower Bucks County. Its origin lies at the intersection of jobs and transit access.
Wilco Electronic Systems is partnering with the City to assess Philadelphia’s digital divide

Jun. 15, 2021 5:19 pm

Wilco Electronic Systems is partnering with the City to assess Philadelphia’s digital divide

A phone call-based survey will run for one month to understand residents' needs when it comes to affordable, accessible internet connection and digital literacy.
Pennsylvania legislators have a new Emerging Technologies Caucus to boost tech innovation

Jun. 9, 2021 3:15 pm

Pennsylvania legislators have a new Emerging Technologies Caucus to boost tech innovation

Montco Rep. Napoleon Nelson said he aims for the caucus to keep legislators updated on the latest policy and regulatory developments in the tech sector, and to support entrepreneurs in the state.
Technologists wanted to help amid a tumultuous 2020. Code for Philly saw its volunteer ranks swell

Jun. 7, 2021 5:41 pm

Technologists wanted to help amid a tumultuous 2020. Code for Philly saw its volunteer ranks swell

Co-directors Marieke Jackson and Michael Chow reflect on how the volunteer-driven org adapted and helped nonprofits meet their missions while facing forced pivots during the pandemic.

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