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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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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RECENT EVENTS
  1. OCTOBER 31, 2018
    FALL FEST 2018
    Join us from 5:00PM - 8:00PM at Ra Chel'le Banquet Hall 6235 Lancaster Avenue Our annual partnership with the 63rd Street Business Association in Overbrook for a safe alternative for families to celebrate Halloween. Free candy, dinner, face=painting, games and a costume contest with the 19th Police District!
  2. OCTOBER 13, 2018
    B SMART WORKSHOP: PREPARING A PITCH
    Join us for the final iteration of our free B Workshop Series from 9:00AM - 12:30PM at Drexel's Dornsife Center 3509 Spring Garden Street. This workshop will prepare attendees to pitch for capital in our pitch competition to be held on October 20, 2018
  3. OCTOBER 9, 2018
    DREAM. DESIGN. DIGITIZE. LAUNCH EVENT
    Join us at 9:00AM at the Community Education Center (3500 Lancaster Avenue) President Jabari K. Jones will deliver opening remarks on the launch of our newest digital education partnership, providing participants with one-on-one training on the newest tech tools for business. Funding provided by the Mayor's Digital Literacy Grant and delivered in partnership with the Lancaster Avenue 21st Century CDC
  4. OCTOBER 20, 2018
    BUSINESS SMART PITCH COMPETITION
    Join us and West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution (WPFSI) from 9:00AM - 12:30PM for a pitch competition at Drexel's Dornsife Center (3500 Spring Garden Street) Hear from participants of our latest B Smart Workshop series as they pitch for $10,000 in capital to grow their businesses.