How Mayor Parker can use tech policy to boost Philly’s economy and strengthen opportunity

The Philadelphia region has fewer than 100,000 jobs at tech companies, but closer to 150,000 tech workers across all industries, according to’s reporting last month. Thousands more use technology as creators, artists and in an array of other fields, from the building trades to advanced manufacturing to the life sciences.

No surprise that Mayor Cherelle Parker, who was inaugurated last week, has already signaled her interest in technology.

Parker’s transition team featured a slew of workforce development leaders focused on tech skills. A few tech entrepreneurs and technologists were there too. One of the mayor’s first executive orders was a pledge to prioritize being “visible, responsive and effective,” terms commonly used by civic tech nerds to describe data analysis, digital services and web tools.

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February 13, 2024
Partners in Philanthropy 2024: Announcing this year’s 25 honorees

This year the Business Journal is recognizing 25 partnerships for their philanthropic work across Greater Philadelphia. Visit the site for the full article here or click here .

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February 12, 2024
Booker visits Hopeworks in Camden to deliver a career talk to young adults 

Last week, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker visited Hopeworks, a nonprofit and social enterprise that propels young adults ages 17 to 27 into long-term living wage careers from its headquarters in Camden. During the visit, Booker (D-N.J.) toured the facility, engaged in a dynamic career talk with young adults and greeted board members and corporate partners of […]

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February 12, 2024
Caring in Camden: Our hometown 

We have called Camden, New Jersey home since 1869.  It’s why we’ve proudly partnered for years with incredible organizations that provide essential services to Camden residents. In addition to making monetary donations, we’re committed to volunteering and finding ways for employees to make meaningful improvements in the community. Read the full article here.

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808 Market St.,
Camden, NJ 08102
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Hopeworks is a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization, EIN: 31-1660671.
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