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. 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. 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. MARCH 16, 2019
    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 Winter 2019 B Smart Workshop series as they pitch for $10,000 in capital to grow their businesses.