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).
,Deputy Managing Director for Community Services, City of Philadelphia
, President & CEO, The Philadelphia Foundation
, President, Minuteman Press
, President, Fante's
Dr. Beatriz Mirabal Garces
, Owner, Garces Dental Group & Founder, The Garces Foundation
, CEO, ROAR
Moderated by: Steve Tang
, President, University City Science Center
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