We know that this is not enough, and we recognize that many of our clients, partners, and neighbors are continuing to struggle right now. But it has also been heartening to see how the team at PIDC, and so many of our partner organizations, have come together – certainly not with perfection, but with compassion, dedication, and professionalism – to do everything in our collective power to help all those that we can with the resources that we have.
PIDC has been coordinating closely with our valued partners at the city, state, and federal levels to identify, deploy, and advocate for the resources that Philadelphia will need during the immediate relief and recovery phases. This includes the City of Philadelphia, Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, all local CDFIs, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, and our elected officials at all levels of government.
During this time it has become, and will continue to be, the primary focus of our team to try to bring more resources to bear – at the local, state, and federal levels – to fund immediate relief and, ultimately, a long-term recovery leading to sustained, inclusive growth in Philadelphia.
Be Part of the Process
Thank you to all of you who have shared your concerns, needs, expertise, and ideas with us as we navigate through this challenge. All of our efforts are made for you, our community. As such, we welcome your suggestions on how we can continue to improve and expand our efforts to respond to this crisis. If you have ideas or feedback that you’d like to share, please click here to fill out our quick survey and a PIDC representative will get back to you as soon as possible.
Let’s get through this challenge together! Wishing you, your families, and loved ones health, safety, and hope for the brighter future ahead.
Anne Bovaird Nevins