The Chamber of Commerce for a Greater Philadelphia is advocating for an inclusive neighborhood growth agenda to help address the city’s stagnant poverty rate.
“The purpose of the PHL Neighborhood Growth Project is to focus on job creation across Philadelphia,” Yvette A. Núñez, vice president of civic affairs for the Chamber of Commerce, said during a Tribune editorial board meeting.
“We believe that the number one solution to decreasing the city’s high poverty rate is jobs. This is really a communications campaign meant to elevate the discussion of job creation throughout all neighborhoods.”
The chamber is part of a growing coalition of organizations pushing this agenda, including the African American Chamber of Commerce of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and business and community members from across the city.