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Philadelphia Equitable Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Assessment and Strategy Report (ESHIP)

Maggie Clark Bachiri
Maggie Clark Bachiri, September 13th, 2021

In an effort initiated as one of the priorities in the City’s inclusive growth plan, “Growing with Equity,” and intensified amid widespread calls for racial justice and the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of local stakeholders, including United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Commerce, and PIDC have announced a groundbreaking report assessing the state of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) entrepreneurship in Philadelphia and addressing historical racial inequities among small businesses of color.

Supported by an expert team of researchers from Urbane, Next Street, Econsult Solutions, and SourceLink®, the report aims to leverage locally relevant insights gathered from scores of public and private datasets.

Media coverage surrounding the ESHIP report can be found in the Philadelphia Business Journal, Philadelphia Tribune and the Pennsylvania Capital Star:

Philadelphia Business Journal

Philadelphia Tribune

Pennsylvania Capital Star

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