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In a new report out by Drexel University’s Philadelphia Fellow, Richard Florida explores the roadblocks to all Philadelphia neighborhoods sharing in the prosperity of Center City. One of the things Florida identifies is our quickly declining millennial population.
There are more opportunities for computer programmers, graphic designers, and information technologists than ever before. But our education and workforce development systems aren’t set up to give our students the competitive advantage for these types of 21st-century jobs.
According to the new report, the average business opening in Philadelphia needs to take eight legal steps and pay costs more than three times the national average.
Policies that foster a strong business environment, such as the Business Owner’s Bill of Rights, will incentivize our commercial corridors, improve overall business development, and enhance ongoing mentorship programs.
More than 50 Chamber members joined us down in our nation’s capital to meet with our regional congressional delegation.