November 21, 2017
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#SHOPSMALL ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25TH TO SUPPORT PHILADELPHIA’S SMALL BUSINESSES

On Saturday, November 25th we encourage you to #shopsmall and support Philadelphia’s small business community. With family and friends in town it’s the perfect time to take them on a tour of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. They’ll get to experience the rich history, entertainment, and culture that you do each and every day. Continue Reading →

November 21, 2017
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WOMEN OF MANUFACTURING AND INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce hosted the inaugural Women in Manufacturing and Industry Conference at Cardone Industries, sponsored by PIDC. The Conference was a spin-off from the Women in Business Conference held in April, and the concept was a suggestion from Christin Cardone McClave to continue the conversation and support women in manufacturing. Continue Reading →

November 21, 2017
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UPDATE ON LOWER SCHUYLKILL RIVER DEVELOPMENT

Since the adoption of the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan, PIDC along with the City and its partners have been dedicated to reclaiming industrial waterfronts, converting publicly owned land to green space, and integrating roads, trails and infrastructure to spur development and investment in the 3,700-acre industrial district. Find out about the exciting progress to date. Continue Reading →

November 21, 2017
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GERMANTOWN AVENUE WINS CONTEST AND $150,000

Philadelphia residents showed support for a beloved main street, Germantown Avenue helping it to win a contest for the most popular main street in the nation. Germantown United Community Development Corporation was awarded the grant in the Partners in Preservation: Main Streets Campaign — it came in first in an online poll to determine the 11 winners of the contest by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, National Geographic and American Express to underscore the importance of historic places and their role in sustaining local communities. Continue Reading →

October 31, 2017
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CLIENT FEATURE: VAULT+VINE

Vault + Vine, formerly Falls Flowers is an eight year old florist and floral design shop, owned and operated by Peicha Chang. The business was formed in 2009 in East Falls where it has steadily grown. This success gave Mrs. Chang the opportunity to move into a  new expanded retail location at 3507 Midvale Avenue where PIDC provided a Working Capital and Equipment Loan to complete fit out and equipment purchase. Continue Reading →

October 31, 2017
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35TH ANNUAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS HONORS ENTREPRENEURS MAKING AN IMPACT ON THE REGION

PIDC is proud to sponsor the Family-Owned Business of the Year Award honoring Robertson’s Flowers and Events. We look forward to partnering with the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia each year to celebrate the region’s small business success stories. Continue Reading →

October 31, 2017
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SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS: MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD

Dear Business Owner or Manager,

PIDC is partnering with the Federal Reserve on a Small Business Credit Survey for both pre-start and existing businesses, and we’d like you to participate. Your answers will help business service providers and lenders understand real-time business conditions. This short survey takes less than 9 minutes to complete. Individual responses are confidential and summary results will be shared with you. Continue Reading →

October 31, 2017
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LOW-COST LOANS AVAILABLE TO CLEAN UP CONTAMINATED PROPERTIES

PIDC has funds available from its revolving Environmental Remediation Fund for brownfield remediation.  The fund provides low-cost loans to Philadelphia landowners seeking to clean up contamination on their properties.  The program seeks sites predominantly located in the Lower Schuylkill area of Philadelphia, however sites located elsewhere in the City will also be considered. Continue Reading →

September 29, 2017
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PIDC COMMUNITY CAPITAL AWARDED $1 MILLION IN GRANT CAPITAL BY THE CDFI FUND

The CDFI Fund of the U.S. Department of Treasury has announced that PIDC Community Capital has been awarded $1 million in grant funding to support small business lending and technical assistance for small businesses. A total of $208.7 million was awarded to CDFIs across the country to increase lending and investment activity in low-income and economically distressed communities. Continue Reading →