Roadmap for Growth: Enhancing Philadelphia’s Commercial Corridors

Thursday, September 20, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

As civic organizations and businesses mobilize to revitalize Philadelphia’s neighborhoods, there is opportunity in our commercial corridors to spark lasting, neighborhood-level impact. Hear perspectives from community advocates, corridor managers, and business owners on how positioning corridors for success can bolster prosperity in our communities and stimulate economic growth for our city.

Featured Speakers:
Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, Philadelphia City Council, 3rd District
Karen Lockhart Fegely, Deputy Commerce Director, Neighborhood Business Services, Philadelphia Department of Commerce
John Grady, President & CEO, PIDC

Panelists (to date):
Jim Burnett, Executive Director, West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution
Monique Greenwood, CEO, Akwaaba Bed and Breakfast Inns
Jabari K. Jones, President, West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative
Ryan Spak, Project Rehab Manager, Planning and Economic Development, University City District & Founder, The Spak Group

This Event is Closed


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