an sbn initiative
Visit the GSI Partners' website to learn more about this initiative and how we can be a resource to you and your business.
Contact Anna Shipp, Project Manager.
The Green Stormwater Infrastructure Partners (GSI Partners) is a priority initiative of SBN. The GSI Partners are working to advance the local GSI Industry and Innovation in the Greater Philadelphia region and the local businesses whose services and/or products relate to GSI. Within this context, GSI Partners are an ever-growing network of large, medium, and small locally-owned engineering firms, landscape design, build, and maintenance companies, the material supply chain, and more. For some businesses, GSI is their primary focus; for others, GSI is just part of the work they do.
The GSI Partners initiative was created in response to the Philadelphia Water Department’s ambitious and innovative stormwater management plan, Green City Clean Waters. The long-term control plan sets aside $2 billion and goals for the next 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 PWD’s investment and the private investment the policy is catalyzing. The GSI Partners support Green City, Clean Waters, and are working to ensure its potential is realized.
The GSI Partners have quarterly meetings, networking opportunities, educational workshops, and working committees. The GSI Partners also have funding to provide training and continuing education opportunities for employers and their employees 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 PWD’s 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
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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)