The Philadelphia Tribune: Panel Discusses Inclusion for City Infrastructure Spending

In Blondell Reynolds Brown, Council News by Blondell Reynolds-Brown

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Prema K. Gupta, Senior Vice President, Navy Yard Planning and Development ; Mark Seltzer, Senior Vice President, Leasing and Development, Liberty Property Trust; Mary Stitt, Deputy Director, Workforce and Inclusion, Rebuild, City of Philadelphia; Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, At-Large; Nicole Westerman, Executive Director, Rebuild, City of Philadelphia; Toni P. Brown, Chief Administrative Officer, Delaware River Port Authority; Ryan N. Boyer, Business Manager, Laborers’ District Council

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown recently hosted a panel discussion on Philadelphia’s Rebuild, an effort to revitalize city infrastructure during the annual Minority Enterprise Development week in Center City.

Brown teamed with the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), Liberty Trust and the Administration for the discussion. The meeting and networking event featured various organizations and key stakeholders that focused on informing and instructing business owners and entrepreneurs on how to pursue business opportunities with the City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Navy Yard, PIDC and Liberty Property Trust.

The Rebuild effort will be funded by a sugary-drink tax. It is expected to fund more than $300 million in infrastructure improvements to city recreation centers, libraries and other facilities. The tax is also expected to pay for universal Pre-K education in the city.

Read full story at The Philadelphia Tribune here.

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