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What is Economic Inclusion?

"Economic Inclusion" involves the development and implementation of a robust effort to include Minority, Woman, and Disabled owned business enterprises in City Contracts, advancing economic opportunities for these businesses.

Understanding Contracting Opportunities

The City of Philadelphia offers businesses a network of resources and the opportunity to bid and respond to upcoming contracts. These opportunities offer a great way for businesses to continue to grow.

Keystone Opportunity Zones

KOZs are specifically designated areas where property owners and businesses that meet capital investment or new employment targets pay little or no tax through 2013, 2018, and 2025.

Storefront Improvement Program

This program reimburses owners of commercial buildings and businesses within designated commercial corridors who make storefront improvements.

Tax Resources

General information about City taxes and tax services.

Workforce Skills Training

Now that you have a business, you need reliable employees to support your growth and ease your workload. Take advantage of these resources that can help you recruit, train, and retain good workers.

Building Your Workforce

To help build your workforce, there are a wide range of resources that will help you strengthen your professional network and find the right people for the job.

Workforce Incentives

As an employer you may be eligible for state and city programs that provide tax credits, grants and other incentives for businesses that create jobs and/or help people transition back into the workforce

Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards Ordinance

The Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards Ordinance is intended to encourage the hiring of qualified ex-offenders through the reduction of the potential for discrimination. It is also known as "Ban the Box".