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What happens to neighborhood appeal if the coronavirus closes small businesses for good?

Businesses are struggling and not all of them will survive. A third of small and midsize businesses that are closed because of the coronavirus pandemic don’t think they’ll reopen, according to a Facebook survey last month of 86,000 owners, managers, and employees. A Harvard Business School study in April found that nearly ...

Philadelphia’s recovery from COVID-19 must put housing first

Philadelphia’s recovery from COVID-19 must put housing first. As critical first steps, the federal CARES Act has provided Philadelphia with $41 million for homelessness and housing, and City Council members have introduced bills to protect renters from further economic fallout.

Info & Resources for Philly Businesses during COVID-19

To help contain the spread of COVID-19, the City of Philadelphia has prohibited the operations of non-essential businesses from now through at least Friday, March 27. We recognize the significant impact these restrictions have on businesses. The following resources and relief are available to business owner