PIDC BLOG

April 5, 2013

GREATER PHILADELPHIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOSTS ANNUAL REGION ON THE RISE EVENT

On April 3rd the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce held its annual Region on the Rise event at the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel.

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April 5, 2013

JOB CREATION TAX CREDIT RECEIVES PERMANENT EXTENSION

In February of this year, Mayor Nutter signed into law an amendment to the Job Creation Tax Credit (JCTC) program, which permanently increases the benefit of the program to new and growing businesses in Philadelphia.

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March 7, 2013

GOLDMAN SACHS 10,000 SMALL BUSINESSES INITIATIVE

PIDC is a proud partner of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses in Philadelphia. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million initiative designed to help small businesses create jobs and economic growth by providing entrepreneurs with access to capital, a practical business education, and business support services. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to growing

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March 7, 2013

PIDC AND PHFA HOSTS AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCING: TAX-EXEMPT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES WORKSHOP

On March 6th, the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) hosted more than 100 developers, bankers, realtors, City representatives and Community Development Corporations (CDCs) at the offices of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.  The event was designed to educate attendees on tax-exempt funding opportunities for affordable housing development

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Sustainability

March 7, 2013

PA/NJ SUSTAINABILITY SYMPOSIUM 2013 TO TAKE PLACE MARCH 12TH

Business leaders, public officials, students and community activists will once again gather at Temple University on Tuesday, March 12th to share best practices, ask challenging questions and provide cutting edge information about sustainability in the Philadelphia/NJ/DE region.

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March 7, 2013

FRINGEARTS LAUNCHES NEW NAME AND NEW HEADQUARTERS

On February 25th, the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe marked the beginning of a new era: The 17-year-old contemporary arts organization officially changed its name to FringeArts and broke ground on a versatile permanent home along Philadelphia’s burgeoning waterfront at 140 N. Columbus Boulevard. The new name and permanent headquarters reflects the organization’s

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NMTC

March 7, 2013

NEW MARKET TAX CREDIT PROJECT OXFORD MILLS, WELL UNDER WAY

In October 2012, PIDC closed on a New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing for the adaptive reuse of a former factory complex in the South Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia.  Oxford Mills is a $37.8 million mixed-use project that will develop 114 apartments marketed primarily to Philadelphia’s public school teachers, 38,000 square feet of office space

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March 7, 2013

THE NAVY YARD – 2012 REVIEW AND 2013 PREVIEW

The Navy Yard had a very busy and successful 2012, including numerous groundbreaking and grand opening ceremonies, the launch of new shuttle services, and fun events like the first Lunch Truck Lineup. With 2013 well underway, The Navy Yard already has many of this year’s plans in progress or upcoming including various construction projects, and

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Sustainability

February 22, 2013

VILLANOVA OFFERS SUSTAINABILITY CREDENTIAL PROGRAM AT THE NAVY YARD

The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has announced that the International Facility Management Association (IMFA) Sustainability Facility Professional Credential Program (SFP) has been approved for 70 general continuing education hours. LEED certified individuals can earn 70 CE credits for completing the SFP course. Villanova University, in partnership with IFMA, offers Facility Management Professional Credential (FMP) classes

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February 7, 2013

SHOP PHL FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is a week away!

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February 7, 2013

PIDC 2012 YEAR-END REVIEW

Philadelphia’s economic strength lies in the diversity and innovation of its people, its institutions, and its business community. 

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February 7, 2013

CORBETT ADMINISTRATION FILLS VACANCIES IN GOVERNOR’S ACTION TEAM’S SOUTHEAST REGIONAL OFFICE

Harrisburg – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary C. Alan Walker announced in December that the Governor’s Action Team (GAT) has filled two vacancies in its Southeast office to work with the region’s economic development groups to promote business growth, retention and expansion in the region.

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February 7, 2013

MAYOR NUTTER AND PIDC CELEBRATE REACHING 10,000 JOBS AT THE NAVY YARD

MAYOR NUTTER AND PIDC CELEBRATE REACHING 10,000 JOBS AT THE NAVY YARD  AND UNVEIL AN UPDATED MASTER PLAN TO GUIDE FUTURE GROWTH

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February 7, 2013

STARTUP PHL ANNOUNCES CALL FOR IDEA FINALISTS

Launched in October of 2012, Startup PHL is a collaborative effort between PIDC and the Department of Commerce.

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February 7, 2013

PIDC HOSTS CHARTER SCHOOL FACILITIES FINANCING: BONDS 101 EVENT

On January 25th, PIDC hosted more than 25 charter school administrators, principals, and board members, as well as representatives from Community Development Corporations (CDCs) who are working for or with Philadelphia Charter Schools.

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Sustainability

February 7, 2013

LAST CALL FOR ENERGYWORKS LOAN FUND PROJECTS

PIDC is accepting applications for the EnergyWorks Loan Fund for a limited time only. 

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February 4, 2013

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY – A PIDC PRIORITY

Last Thursday, City Council observed the 30th Anniversary of the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO).

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January 30, 2013

PLEASE READ RESPONSIBLY!

The State’s Legislative Budget and Finance Committee has issued an interesting report analyzing the economic impact of the brewery industry in Pennsylvania. It’s a very comprehensive work with plenty of historical info and current data on the industry.

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