Entrepreneur Works Sends Letter to Philadelphia Inquirer Editor

Date: 
July 10, 2013

 

UAC Program Partner, Entrepreneur Works, was recently published in the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Letter to the Editor section regarding job creation efforts. In response to a previous Philadelphia Inquirer article, Entrepreneur Works argued that state and local governments should be equally funding community-based job creation.

The Philadelphia Inquirer printed an article last month detailing hefty subsidiaries given to large corporations to stimulate job growth. According to the article, state and local governments spend an average of $456,000 per job to create and retain jobs and businesses in “megadeals” with large corporations. The study conducted by non-profit resource center, Good Jobs First, reported that governments are now frequently awarding megadeals to corporations.

In the Letter to the Editor, Entrepreneur Works Executive Director Leslie Benoliel, discusses the success of Entrepreneur Works without receiving a large subsidy from the government. Entrepreneur Works provides small business owners and new entrepreneurs with the support and tools needed to thrive and be successful. With assistance from Entrepreneur Works, business owners are empowered with the skills to create new employment opportunities, build wealth in their neighborhoods, and offer necessary services to address community needs.

Entrepreneur Works embraces UAC’s motto of “doing more with less” by using their resources to create lasting change in underserved neighborhoods. This organization continues to drive change from the ground up by providing new and innovative solutions to help solve emerging issues.

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