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Roadmap For Growth: The Impact of Immigrant Entrepreneurship

ECONOMIC/REGIONAL UPDATES

Monday, March 27, 2017
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Registration
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Program

Fleisher Art Memorial
719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

As Philadelphia immigrants are 41% more likely to own a business than their U.S. born counterparts, immigrant entrepreneurs have been integral to the growth of the city’s neighborhoods and communities. Clusters of these Main Street business owners - in areas like the Italian Market on Ninth Street, El Centro de Oro on Fifth & Lehigh, and 52nd Street in West Philadelphia - have played a pivotal role in reversing or stabilizing population decline and revitalizing struggling business districts.

Business and civic leaders are invited to join the conversation as we bring together established immigrant business owners across Philadelphia to discuss their lessons learned and guide how we can support future growth and create more opportunity for immigrant entrepreneurship.

This program is part of the City of Philadelphia's Office of Immigrant Affairs first ever Immigrant Business Week (March 27 – April 1).

FEATURED SPEAKERS:
Joanna Otero-Cruz ,Deputy Managing Director for Community Services, City of Philadelphia
Pedro Ramos, President & CEO, The Philadelphia Foundation

PANELISTS:
Jude Arijaje, President, Minuteman Press
Mariella Giovanucci, President, Fante's
Dr. Beatriz Mirabal Garces, Owner, Garces Dental Group & Founder, The Garces Foundation
Yasmine Mustafa, CEO, ROAR
Moderated by: Steve Tang, President, University City Science Center

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