The following letter was sent by the PHL Neighborhood Growth Project to neighborhood, business, and civic leaders.

We've had an exciting first year at PHL Neighborhood Growth Project.Check out some of the highlights and progress we've mades since launching last Spring:Our coalition has grown to over 275 partnersWe've met with more than 81 local residents and businessesMore than 1,000 businesses have hung signs in their front windows supporting neighborhood job growthRead more: "Philadelphia's Center City growth can and must expand to other neighborhoods"Read more: "How can Philly be thriving overall while poverty is increasing?" logoRead more: "Preparing future employers, not just future workers"Group photo 1Group photo 2Group photo 3Group photo 4We've hosted a series of listening sessions and Roadmap for Growth events to have the hard conversations about both the challenges facing our neighborhoods and the solutions and programs we need for them to thriveBusiness Owner's Bill of RightsGroup photoAnd recently, City Council held a hearing to discuss our Inclusive Growth AgendaGroup photoWe had a diverse set of speakers who showcased how Philadelphia is powered by people and businesses trying to make our city the best place for everyone to live, work, and play