Initiatives

The Good Economy Challenge

 

HERE ARE OUR ISSUES AND RECOMMENDATIONS, IN BRIEF:

    

Improve the climate for small business in Philadelphia. 

Improve city service portals simplify the tax process, eliminate 
unnecessary law 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.


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HERE'S HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED:

  • With your help, we can make this campaign a monumental success for our community and for Philadelphia.
  • Get active on social media by sharing our sample tweets and messages (below).

 

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Facebook:

Small businesses are the backbone of Philadelphia's economy. They create jobs, foster healthy neighborhoods, and meet residents’ needs for products and services. Ask Mayor and City Council candidates what they will be doing for local business, and if they accept The Good Economy Challenge. Learn more at goodeconomyphilly.org

More solar installments are happening in Philadelphia than ever before, but we have further to go. The next Mayor of Philadelphia should accept the Good Economy Challenge and lead Philly to a clean energy future and 20,000 solar homes! Learn more at goodeconomyphilly.org

Money spent at a locally-owned business circulates through our community 3X more than if it is spent elsewhere. Tell Philadelphia's mayoral and council candidates to accept The Good Economy Challenge to ensure Philly's gov't and institutions buy local! Learn more at goodeconomyphilly.org
 

Do you want clean, safe waterways and a city that is greener and more beautiful? Philly’s next mayor should accept The Good Economy Challenge and keep supporting the City’s Green City, Clean Waters Plan! Learn more at goodeconomyphilly.org.

Certified B-Corps bring significant benefits to our local community. They're more likely to offer employee benefits, pay a living wage, donate to charity, and employ environmentally-sustainable practices. Tell candidates to accept The Good Economy Challenge and incentivize more B-Corps. 

Where will the next Mayor take us, and do they accept The Good Economy Challenge? Learn more at goodeconomyphilly.org


Where will the next mayor take us, and are they taking The Good Economy Challenge? Learn more at goodeconomyphilly.org

 

 

Twitter:

I want the next Mayor to take The Good Economy Challenge! Visit goodeconomyphilly.org #goodeconomyphilly

Is the next Philly Mayor ready for The Good Economy Challenge? #goodeconomyphilly

Tell Philly's next mayor to take The Good Economy Challenge to make 20,000 solar homes a reality! goodeconomyphilly.org #goodeconomyphilly 

Philly’s next mayor should take The Good Economy Challenge to advance Green City, Clean Waters! goodeconomyphilly.org #goodeconomyphilly 

I want Philly’s next mayor to take The Good Economy Challenge & create more social enterprises. goodeconomyphilly.org #goodeconomyphilly

The City of Philadelphia & Philly’s local institutions should buy local! Visit goodeconomyphilly.org #goodeconomyphilly

 

 

 

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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.
 
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