SBN connects you to resources to build a just, green and thriving economy in the Philadelphia region.
SBN is proud to launch
The Good Economy Challenge!
Once every four years, the voters of Philadelphia have the opportunity to choose candidates for Mayor and City Council. Now is our chance to persuade candidates to embrace the challenge of a more sustainable local economy. SBN is proud to launch its new campaign, The Good Economy Challenge!
HERE ARE OUR ISSUES AND RECCOMMENDATIONS, IN BRIEF:
- Improve the climate for small business in Philadelphia. Improve city service portals, simplify the tax process, eliminate unnecessary laws and provisions and connect the small business support system.
Prioritize local and sustainable business procurement by city government, universities, & other institutions. Make procurement easier, greener, and local!
Improve our water ways, green our city, and further the green stormwater infrastructure industry by advancing the City’s Green City, Clean Waters plan.
Move Philadelphia to 20,000 Solar Homes by 2025. Make property tax abatement policies sustainable, educate consumers on solar, and incentivize solar jobs for youth.
- Strengthen the partnership between the City and Certified B-Corps. Double the Sustainable Business Tax Credit and apply it to profits. Expand the “Jump Start” program for Certified B-Corps.
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED:
With your help, we can make this campaign a monumental success for our community and for Philadelphia.
Join our delegations with council candidates, which will run from February through early March. Email us, if you are willing and interested.
Get active on social media by sharing our sample tweets and messages (below).
Register and attend The Good Economy Candidate Forum on March 24, 2015, where we’ll engage with mayoral candidates on our issues and recommendations. And, bring your friends and neighbors!
Register today for
The Good Economy Candidate Forum!
Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6:30 PM
Temple University Fox School of Business
Alter Hall Auditorium
1801 Liacouras Walk, Philadelphia PA 19122
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THE PURPOSE OF THE GOOD ECONOMY CHALLENGE
To persuade candidates for Mayor and City Council to embrace the Good Economy Challenge’s issues.
To spread the message, build support, and energize members and allies.
To demonstrate SBN’s power by activating and engaging Philadelphia’s sustainable business owners, employees and customers.
To convene a Mayoral candidate’s forum featuring candidates competing in the May primary.
To organize delegations of SBN member businesses and allies to meet with candidates for City Council and Mayor.
To promote the Good Economy Challenge through creative and engaging use of social, earned and paid media.