West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative

Strengthening West Philadelphia's Commercial Corridors
WHO WE ARE
The West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative (or simply called "The Collaborative") is a network of business stakeholders  that together form a single entrenpreneurship engine that accelerates growth for local small businesses.

We believe that the best way to strengthen a community is by helping residents achieve self-sufficency by starting new businesses and supporting existing businesses with the access to opportunity, resources and connections they need to grow and hire.
Read Our Newsworthy Accomplishments 
Our President Jabari K. Jones participating in a business roundtable with West Philadelphia businesses, City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and Pennsylvania Senator Sharif Street







THE DISTRICT

Learn more  about our District, the business associations and commercial corridors that make up our Collaborative

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WHAT WE DO

Learn more about our work supporting the businesses of West Philadelphia

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PUBLISHED REPORTS

We brief representatives at all levels of government on the state of small business.
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RECENT EVENTS
  1. MARCH 29, 2019
    MAYORAL CANDIDATE ADDRESS
    Join our Partners the West Philly Voting Bloc and WPCC President Jabari K. Jones from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at the Overbrook Beacon (5621 Lancaster Avenue) for an address from Southwest Philadelphia's own, Senator Anthony Williams who is running for Mayor.
  2. MARCH 12, 2019
    SOUTHWEST PHILADELPHIA ADDRESS
    Join us and the University of the Sciences Community Engagement Committee at 600 S. 43rd Street, Philadelphia PA 19104. President Jabari Jones will report on the status of WPCC's newest corridors, Chester and Woodland Avenue.
  3. APRIL 24, 2019
    TEMPLE SBDC ROUNDTABLE
    Temple University's Small Business Development Center will host a panel of experts, including our President, Jabari Jones to talk about business planning for small businesses. Register online for free: https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/25460
  4. MAY 06, 2019
    LESSONS FROM THE TECH COMMUNITY: DEVELOPING NOVEL REVENUE STREAMS FOR NON-PROFITS
    Join us at the CIC (Cambridge Innovation Center) at 3675 Market Street AT 8:30AM - 10:00AM for a Tech-Week Event and panel on developing novel revenue streams for non-profit organizations: https://bit.ly/2CJyGjH
SELECTED ACTIVITIES
DREAM. DESIGN. DIGITIZE.
ENERGY-EFFICIENCY GRANTS
April 24, 2018
September 20, 2018
Open for registration, The Collaborative's newest digital education partnership with the Lancaster Avenue 21st Century CDC provides 6 weeks of free training to businesses to improve their digital footprint, teach basic graphic design, and introduce businesses to the newest technology tools for business.  Businesses must register by October 6th.
The Collaborative is proud to partner with the Philadelphia Energy Authority, Lime Energy and the West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution to deliver the Small Business Advantage Grant of up to $7,000 to make energy-efficient improvements
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BUILDING STRONG COMMUNITIES
BUSINESSES GIVING BACK
February 13, 2018
January 15, 2018
Read our President's two year reflection on tips to build strong communities and coalitions via this op-ed in the Philadelphia Citizen​.
President Jabari K. Jones highlighted several West Philadelphia businesses keeping Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's legacy alive by giving back for his annual day of service in an op-ed published in WHYY's Plan Philly
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