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Craig Campbell II behind TEC-BEC podium

Gilbane Building Company is pleased to announce that Craig Campbell has joined the team as economic inclusion manager for the Philadelphia and New Jersey business units. Campbell will be responsible for developing and fostering relationships with external stakeholders, conducting outreach with small...

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[From left]: Beth McGinsky, Paul Garberson, Val Cadet of TEC

IKEA South Philadelphia has designated The Enterprise Center and The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey as recipients of a $50,000 Black Business Initiative (BBI) grant funded by the IKEA U.S. Community Foundation. Each organization received a $25,000 grant, which will support Black...

Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Neil Weaver and the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA) announced today that $5 million through the Diverse Leaders Venture Program has been approved for two Philadelphia-based venture capital firms that will...

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Kristin Kelly & Brittni Jennings of Afromation Avenue

The artists and innovators behind the 'Afromation Avenue' public arts project pay a visit to 52nd Street and Malcolm X Park for a walking tour of their latest installation.

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Panel of event speakers with Pete Buttigieg

The Enterprise Center recently hosted a historic symposium for small construction contracting businesses, featuring numerous high-profile presenters and panelists in the regional and national spheres of transportation and construction policy and application. Here are some additional photos from the day's events.

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Omar Tate & Cybille Aude-Tate, Honeysuckle founders

Cybille St. Aude-Tate quickly corrects herself when she talks about the folks who shop at Honeysuckle Provisions, the new Afrocentric grocery and café set to open this Saturday, Oct. 29 near 48th and Pine.


“Not customers … neighbors,” said St. Aude, an accomplished Haitian-American chef who runs...

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Panel of event speakers

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg amongst other big players in the U.S. realm of transportation and construction visited The Enterprise Center for a day of addresses and panels concerned with increasing the diversity of contractors utilized for federal infrastructure development projects following the passing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act).

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Panel of event speakers

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg joined regional leaders in West Philadelphia Thursday to discuss ways to include minority business owners in potential transportation contracting opportunities.

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Panel of event speakers

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will be in Philadelphia Thursday. He's visiting the Enterprise Center in West Philadelphia to talk about potential contracting opportunities for small and disadvantaged businesses.


Secretary Buttigieg is also expected to detail transportation investment...

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Thursday took part in a Philadelphia conference focused on expanding the number of Black and brown contractors in the region.


Speaking at the event, Della Clark of the Enterprise Center noted there are many subcontractors who could grow if they had...