November 18th, 2022

$2.5M Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) Grant Announcement

We are excited to announce we've been awarded $2.5M in RACP grant monies by the Office of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf for our SW BIO CARE project in partnership with Goffman Bougard, Inc. in Southwest Philly.

4 years ago, we started working with the Southwest Philadelphia community to understand the potential for a black-centered #economicmobility strategy through #capitalaccess, #entrepreneurship, and #workforce investments. We like to move data to action here at Urbane and this project is a BIG step in that direction. The SW BIO CARE campus will combine world-class #lifesciences, #biomanufacturing, #bioprocessing, and natural materials #lifecyclemanagement anchored by LucasPye BIO and HelaPlex with quality #affordablehousing, retail, and other community-drive activations. Eternally grateful and humbled to partner with Tia L. and her team to move this vision forward. Mustafa Rashed and Bellevue Strategies, Joe Val, and Ian Smith, much appreciation for the guidance and support. To our community partners at Empowered CDC (Valerie V Gay), ACANA, West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative, Leader Joanna McClinton, PA Senator Williams, Councilmember Jamie Gauthier - thank you so much for your wisdom and faith in our project. And big shout to Nathan Englar, MSRED from team Urbane for spearheading efforts on this award and the work in general. This is just the beginning, #trust.


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