PIDC BLOG

Black-Owned

February 23, 2024

Spotlighting Black-owned Businesses During Black History Month—and all year long

This Black History Month, we’re honoring the achievements of Black business owners throughout Philadelphia, who help power our city’s economy and provide anchors for our neighborhoods. PIDC works every day to provide business owners the tools, knowledge, connections, and financing they need to reach – and exceed – their business goals.  As a celebration of

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AAPI

October 20, 2023

MED Week 2023 Recap

PIDC joined our partners, including the City of Philadelphia, in hosting several events to celebrate Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week and provide local businesses and entrepreneurs resources to help them start, grow, and expand. Unlocking the Path: A More Equitable Philadelphia The Philadelphia Navy Yard, managed by PIDC, was proud to host Councilmember Katherine Gilmore

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Black-Owned

August 29, 2023

Firms Selected to Transform Historic Family Court Building & Adjacent Parking Lot on Philadelphia’s Iconic Benjamin Franklin Parkway

For Immediate Release: August 29, 2023Contacts: Firms Selected to Transform Historic Family Court Building & Adjacent Parking Lot on Philadelphia’s Iconic Benjamin Franklin Parkway National Real Estate Development and Frontier Development and Hospitality Group’s winning proposal places the African American Museum of Philadelphia in a brand-new building in a marquee location on the Parkway, provides

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Black-Owned

February 21, 2023

PIDC Clients You Need to Know in 2023 – Black Business Owners

Honoring the legacy and great contributions of Black-owned businesses in Philadelphia, this Black History Month and beyond, we’re highlighting a few of our awesome PIDC clients. We’re proud to support local, diverse businesses through funding, workshops, and other services for business growth. Check out their success stories and what they consider the most rewarding part

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Black-Owned

August 25, 2022

CLIENT FEATURE: YOWIE

PIDC client YOWIE is a Black-, woman-, and millennial-owned home and life shop focused on curating small collections from founder Shannon Maldonado’s friends, independent artists, and designers. Founded in 2016 as an online business, YOWIE attracted a cult following for its eclectic items and workshops and events. Shannon relocated from New York City to open

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Black-Owned

August 24, 2022

PIDC Clients You Need to Know – Millennial Business Owners

This month, we’re recognizing our incredible PIDC clients who are millennial business owners. Millennials have contributed greatly to the new and innovative landscape of the business model as we know it – from embracing digital media to getting creative with e-commerce. Millennials were a big driver of Philadelphia’s population growth prior to the pandemic. According

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Black-Owned

March 24, 2022

PIDC Clients You Need to Know – Women Business Owners

This Women’s History Month, we’re honoring women business owners by highlighting our PIDC client businesses owned by incredible women. Check out their success stories and testimonials below. We’re proud to support local businesses through financing, education, and other services for business growth.  We encourage you to support these clients and other women-owned businesses throughout Philadelphia.

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Black-Owned

February 23, 2022

PIDC Commercial Mortgage Loan

The Commercial Mortgage Loan was developed out of a capital need that PIDC identified for small businesses and nonprofits to purchase their existing locations and benefit from investment in their growing neighborhoods and commercial corridors. By allowing businesses to gain ownership of their physical asset, the Commercial Mortgage Loan helps to build wealth for entrepreneurs

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Black-Owned

February 23, 2022

PIDC Clients You Need to Know – Black Business Owners

Honoring the legacy and great contributions of Black-owned businesses in Philadelphia, this Black History Month and beyond, we’re highlighting a few of our awesome PIDC clients. We’re proud to support local, diverse businesses through funding, workshops, and other services for business growth.  Check out their success stories and PIDC testimonials. Marc Coleman Founder & CEO

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Black-Owned

February 23, 2022

Ujima Developers

Ujima Developers, LLC is a Black-owned, community-centered, holistic, equitable real estate development company.  Established by award-winning community-based-researcher, social entrepreneur and transformational leader, Dr. Leon D. Caldwell, Ujima Developers envisions developing thriving multigenerational neighborhoods sustained by real estate investments that promote economic mobility and health/wellness strategies. The company’s work has been featured in Bisnow, The Baltimore

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Black-Owned

August 24, 2021

Milligan Group

Milligan Group LLC provides a full range of electrical construction, voice, data, and fiber optics telecommunications infrastructure as well as video surveillance solutions so that businesses’ infrastructure needs are met for this ever-changing industry.  It is a certified MBE, WBE, and DBE firm and a signatory of the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) local

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AAPI

August 23, 2021

Shop PHL: Into the Office

Whether your company is going back to work in the office, starting a hybrid working environment, or still operating remotely, we have a few PIDC clients that can help your company make a more seamless transition. Image courtesy of Team Clean, Floss Barber & Yikes Sanitize Team Clean Team Clean is a Black-owned/woman-owned commercial, janitorial

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Black-Owned

July 26, 2021

Custom Arts Studio

Custom Arts Studio is an award-winning, woman-owned company in Philadelphia specializing in custom art and design. It has been featured in multiple media and shopping outlets, including CBS Philly, Philly Metro, 6abc, Wooder Ice, The Philadelphia Tribune, QVC, and the Home Shopping Network (HSN). Moreover, Custom Arts Studio was recently selected as artist-in-residence for the

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Black-Owned

April 22, 2021

African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ, & DE

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” custom_class=” admin_preview_bg=”] Formed in 1993, the African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ, and DE (AACC) is a membership organization that serves businesses in the public, private, and independent sector that are committed to supporting the economic empowerment and growth of African American businesses located in Southeastern Pennsylvania,

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Black-Owned

November 24, 2020

Technical.ly Philadelphia’s 10-Part Series on Black & Latinx Entrepreneurs

PIDC is excited to partner with Ben Franklin Technology Partners to support Technical.ly Philadelphia’s 10-part series on Black and Latinx entrepreneurs in Philadelphia, which launched in October.This 10-part series highlights Black and Latinx entrepreneurship in Philadelphia, including the inequities these founders face so they can be addressed — as well as explores what resources do

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Black-Owned

June 29, 2020

Support Black-Owned Businesses

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Black-Owned

February 24, 2020

REC Philly

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60 Stories

December 10, 2018

STROTHER ENTERPRISES, INC.

Strother Enterprises, Inc. is a prominent cross-industry food service provider and partner which has been family-owned, minority-owned, and veteran-owned for over 30 years. The company provides a variety of services to companies primarily associated with sports & entertainment, healthcare, business & government, healthcare. Strother’s involvement in the services management industry began with their dedication to

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