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    • Derek Green | Emma Lee/WHYY

Councilman proposes change to Philly bidding system to boost small businesses

Philadelphia Councilman Derek Green wants to make it easier for small businesses to win contracts with the city. “This would help us to keep dollars in the city of Philadelphia, in…

    •  A view of the Philadelphia skyline from the 52nd Street station on the Market-Frankford elevated line in West Philadelphia. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Pew: Philadelphians pay more taxes than most big city residents

Philadelphians fork over more money per capita in taxes than residents of all but four major U.S. cities, according to a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Philadelphia Research Initiative.…

    • Touch-screen payment registers made by Square are used in many cashless establishments.

Philly City Council votes to ban cashless stores

Philadelphia City Council approved a bill Thursday that would ban most city stores from going cashless. Businesses like Sweetgreen, a salad chain that only takes plastic, could face fines up to…

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Policy and planning approaches to grow local and regional economies through real estate development; business incubation, attraction and retention strategies; workforce development; commercial corridor management; center city redevelopment; and job creation.

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