black-owned-businesses

Philly Navy Yard redevelopment: Black-owned firm, partner pledge $1B toward diversity, equity, inclusion

BY: - July 13, 2021

The developers expect to break ground on the project’s first building in the fourth quarter of this year. Mayor Jim Kenney said the project will help spur equitable growth in the city.

COMMENTARY

Harrisburg should not pass up this opportunity to invest in the Black economy | Opinion

BY: - June 24, 2021

With $10 billion at their disposal this budget season, Pa. lawmakers have a generational chance to improve the Commonwealth. They must invest in Black-owned businesses.

Philly City Council questions Kenney’s commitment to growing Black-owned biz in budget plan

BY: - May 4, 2021

One lawmaker called for using more of the city’s $1.4 trillion in federal coronavirus stimulus funds to grow Black- and brown-owned businesses rather than the $55 million that the administration has proposed.

Philly chamber launches program to boost Black-owned businesses

BY: - April 22, 2021

The collaborative is part of the chamber’s Recharge & Recover PHL initiative, a public-private coalition to devise solutions in response to the global pandemic crisis.

COMMENTARY

Why Black and Hispanic small-business owners have been so badly hit in the pandemic recession | Analysis

BY: - February 26, 2021

With fewer funds to fall back on, minority-owned enterprises have struggled in the recession. To make things worse, many are in sectors that have been badly hit by lockdowns.

Philadelphia legislator calls for making every Friday ‘Shop Black Business Friday’

BY: - December 7, 2020

Legislators introduced a non-binding resolution on Thursday that would declare the end of each workweek in December “Shop Black Business Friday” in the city. The resolution could be passed as soon as next week.

‘I’m bullish’: Philly’s Black biz leaders react to Biden, Harris victory

BY: - November 10, 2020

Biden’s plans calls for a historic effort to empower small business creation and expansion in economically disadvantaged areas.

Trump, Biden make their pitch to Black-owned businesses, who wonder why it only happens every four years

BY: - October 21, 2020

The pandemic has exacerbated racial inequity in the business community and forced Black businesses to close at alarming rates.

COMMENTARY

There is a pathway to recovery. It will take us all working together | Mark S. Schweiker

BY: - October 6, 2020

Leaders in Harrisburg and in Washington must draw together, put election-year politics aside, and provide important aid to our citizens and local governments.

U.S. Black Chambers Prez: Philly’s Black-owned businesses need help

BY: - September 30, 2020

Black-owned businesses haven't been helped by COVID-19 bailout programs. And now that effort has to be 'intentional' an industry leader says.