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Jul 06, 2020 6 hours ago

UCD Board Announcements for July 2020

We are excited to announce two governance changes at University City District. John Grady has been unanimously elected to our Board of Directors as the new representative from Wexford Science + Technology, and Drexel’s Donald E. Moore has joined our Executive Committee after serving on our Board for the past year.

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Jul 02, 2020 4 days ago

Labor Market Report for July 2nd, 2020

Every week, we will be publishing labor market industry (LMI) data and important trends to consider in the development of an equitable economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. We are always looking for opportunities to learn, grow, and collaborate. Email [email protected] to learn more.

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Jul 01, 2020 5 days ago

Small Business Support Opportunities

UCD wants to help local businesses and organizations during this uncertain time. While our efforts typically focus on initiatives like creating destination events along commercial corridors to beautifying streetscapes to keeping the streets clean and safe, our main focus right now is providing economic support and recovery while we all struggle with the unknowns and uncertainties tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. To that end, we wanted to share some important resources at your disposal, and highlight a few ways UCD is helping small businesses. UPDATED 7/2/20

 

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Jun 26, 2020 10 days ago

Labor Market Report for June 26th, 2020

Every week, we will be publishing labor market industry (LMI) data and important trends to consider in the development of an equitable economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. We are always looking for opportunities to learn, grow, and collaborate. Email [email protected] to learn more.

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Jun 22, 2020 14 days ago

Labor Market Report for June 22nd, 2020

Every week, we will be publishing labor market industry (LMI) data and important trends to consider in the development of an equitable economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. We are always looking for opportunities to learn, grow, and collaborate. Email [email protected] to learn more.

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A customer shops at a local store
Jun 16, 2020 20 days ago

UCD's Retail Restart Fund

Local businesses are the backbone of our neighborhood, which is why we launched a Retail Restart Fund in May of 2020 to get cash directly into the hands of University City business owners and operators as Philadelphia moves toward re-opening.

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Jun 12, 2020 24 days ago

Labor Market Report for June 12th, 2020

Every week, we will be publishing labor market industry (LMI) data and important trends to consider in the development of an equitable economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. We are always looking for opportunities to learn, grow, and collaborate. Email [email protected] to learn more.

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Outdoor dining in University City
Jun 11, 2020 25 days ago

Outdoor Dining Update for Businesses

The City of Philadelphia has published guidelines and protocols tied to outdoor dining. Below, we have boiled down the most important information. If you are a restaurant owner or operator and have questions or need additional assistance form University City District, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at [email protected].

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Jun 03, 2020 33 days ago

A Message From UCD About Current Events

Since our founding in the late 90s, University City District’s work has involved partnerships—with the anchor organizations that operate in our district, with the eclectic local businesses that offer us essential goods and services, with the arts organizations and non-profits that operate within our borders, with neighbors who have struggled for equal access to job opportunities, with local law enforcement and public safety organizations, and with the incredibly diverse community that calls our neighborhood home.

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May 18, 2020 49 days ago

Support Local Businesses Through the Retail Restart Fund

A family-owned restaurant serving the neighborhood for over 30 years. The local co-op making sure customers can shop as safely as possible. Independently-owned shops for books, unique gifts, board games, and hardware. Local businesses are the backbone of our neighborhood, and they need our support. That’s why we are launching the Retail Restart Fund to get more cash directly into the hands of University City business owners and operators.

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