an sbn initiative

Learn more.
Visit the GSI Partners' website to learn more about this unique initiative and how our network can be a resource to you and your business.  

Get involved.

Contact Anna Shipp,
Project Manager 
at
anna@sbnphiladelphia.org

or (215) 922-7400 X 107


Strategic Plan
and LCoP
recommendations

GSI Partners Strategic Plan

Local Community of Practice Report

The Green Stormwater Infrastructure Partners (GSI Partners) is a priority initiative of SBN.  The GSI Partners are a network of industry professionals working to advance the local green stormwater infrastructure industry and innovation in the Greater Philadelphia region.  Members are an ever-growing network of locally-owned engineering firms; landscape architects; landscape design, build, and maintenance firms; contractors; product and material suppliers, and more. For some businesses, GSI is their primary focus; for others, GSI is just part of the work they do.

SBN launched the GSI Partners in response to Philadelphia’s ambitious and innovative stormwater management plan, Green City, Clean Waters. The long-term control plan sets aside $2 billion and goals for 25 years to protect and enhance our urban watersheds, manage our urban stormwater, and meet EPA Clean Water Act regulations in a completely different way than has ever been done before by any U.S. city: with green stormwater infrastructure.
Several reports project the enormous potential local economic growth that will be a direct result of the public and private investments in green stormwater infrastructure that the policy is catalyzing. SBN and its GSI Partners are in great support Green City, Clean Waters and its Triple Bottom Line goals, and want to ensure that its full potential is realized.

The GSI Partners have quarterly meetings, networking opportunities, educational workshops, and working committees. The GSI Partners also have grants available for our members to support their continuing education and professional development to help build capacity and remain competitive.

The GSI Partners are the resource for landowners, property owners, and developers who need to find qualified local businesses to contract with so they can meet stormwater regulations.

The GSI Partners continue to invite new businesses to participate in this compelling regional business network aimed at long-term local economic growth in the GSI Industry.

Continuing Education Grants available:

Let SBN’s GSI Partners support professional development for you and your staff. 

We cover 75% of the cost of coursework, conferences, etc. to help your business remain competitive and advance in the growing GSI industry.

• $50k in grants available annually
• GSI Partners are eligible for up to $5,000/year
• Rolling application 

For more info: anna@sbnphiladelphia.org
 


Publications and Research:

Gray to Green: Jumpstarting Private Investment in Green Stormwater Infrastructure
 (2010)
Capturing the Storm: Profits, Jobs, and Training in Philadelphia’s Stormwater Industry
(2010)

 

 

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