COVID-19 in Philly: City businesses likely to open later than rest of state, Kenney says

BY: - April 21, 2020

Philadelphia is seeing a lower number of cases and deaths identified, but increases in the number of people with infection in the city.

COVID-19 in Philly: Community members, industry leaders form small business task force

BY: - April 20, 2020

By The Philadelphia Tribune PHILADELPHIA — A new task force has been formed to provide aid and guidance to businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 Small Diverse Business and Community Task Force was organized to facilitate opportunities for small and small minority-owned businesses to work with state, local and federal government in providing […]

COVID-19 in Philly: Shootings continue to surge despite stay-at-home order

BY: - March 31, 2020

At least one homicide and another shooting occurred in the 12th Police District in Southwest Philadelphia.

COVID-19 in Philadelphia: Massive layoffs are expected across the city

BY: - March 20, 2020

At a daily briefing on the pandemic, city officials called on called on employers to continue to pay employees, especially low-wage workers.

Philly designers, others call on City Council to create fashion industry task force

BY: - February 21, 2020

There are more than 6,000 people working on textile manufacturing and apparel manufacturing in Philadelphia, according to federal data.

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney urges leaders to change city’s anti-business narrative

BY: - February 11, 2020

Mayor Jim Kenney is touting Philly as a pro-business city.


To really celebrate Black History Month? Start by patronizing Black-owned businesses

BY: - February 5, 2020

Respect yourself by celebrating Black History, by demanding Black employees at white businesses, and most certainly by patronizing Black businesses.

Philadelphia anti-poverty group appoints new president and executive director

BY: - January 19, 2020

Renée Cardwell Hughes, a lawyer and former judge, said the OIC’s mission of combating poverty and unemployment is more relevenant than ever before.

Philly Council passes tax abatement reforms; Kenney expected to sign

BY: - December 13, 2019

The changes will usher in a new era for the development community, which did not support the legislation.

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney pushes back rollout of ‘fair workweek’ law as critics cry foul

BY: - December 11, 2019

The Kenney administration postponed the full rollout of the new labor protections to July 1, with part of the law going into effect earlier.

Under threat from mayor, City Council agrees to push back start date of changes to tax abatement

BY: - December 5, 2019

On Thursday, City Council advanced a proposal to phase out the subsidy incrementally for residential construction, with the legislation going into effect on Dec. 31, 2020.

Tax-abatement reforms on track for final Philly Council vote by year’s end

BY: - December 4, 2019

The proposal would reduce the overall tax break by nearly half and generate an estimated $270 million in city revenue over a decade.