Economic Inclusion

Beverly Woods represents UAC at Women in Transportation Conference

Date: 
May 28, 2013
Beverly Woods discusses inclusion opportunities for women and minorities at WTS Conference!

DRWC Pledges to Spend About $1 Million Annually With Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses

Date: 
August 4, 2011

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation aims to purchase about $1.05 million worth of goods and services from minority and women-owned businesses this fiscal year.

DRWC set that goal and other related objectives when it adopted a new equal opportunity program at its last meeting.

Author: 
Kellie Patrick Gates
Source: 
PlanPhilly

Waterfront Corporation Plans to Work with Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses

Date: 
August 3, 2011

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has plans to spend about 25 to 30 percent of its discretionary budget working with women- and minority-owned businesses.

That money -- about $1.05 million -- will supports goods and services from those businesses this fiscal year.

Author: 
Shannon McDonald
Source: 
Newsworks.org

Philadelphia Minority Enterprise Development Week

Event Details
Date: 
October 5, 2011
Philadelphia Minority Enterprise Development Week

UAC is a proud sponor of the Philadelphia Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week conference is part of the National Minority Business Development Agency. The purpose of this conference is to provide critical information to foster the growth and competitiveness of the minority business community. The conference features various workshops presented by the some of the city’s top corporations, universities, organizations and city departments to help minority businesses succeed.

UAC's Economic Development Projects Consults on the Delaware River Master Plan

Date: 
June 20, 2011
Recently, when the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) presented its master plan for the redevelopment of the waterfront, UAC was at the table.

Industry Leaders Form Economic Policy Advisory Group

Date: 
April 15, 2011

With Pennsylvania’s difficult budget season ahead, Urban Affairs Coalition head Sharmain Matlock-Turner isn’t holding out hope for much more funding for those things she cares most about. But, as one of the chairs of a new advisory group, she’ll at least be able to weigh in on issues having an impact on the region’s economy.

Nearly 30 area business and industry leaders in all comprise the Economic Policy Advisory Group, which was put together by Senate Minority Appropriations Committee Chairman Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia. Others are in the process of being brought on board.

Author: 
Athena Merritt
Source: 
Philadelphia Business Journal