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SBN is proud to launch The Good Economy Challenge!

 

Once every four years, the voters of Philadelphia have the opportunity to choose candidates for Mayor and City Council. Now is our chance to persuade candidates to embrace the challenge of a more sustainable local economy. SBN is proud to launch its new campaign, The Good Economy Challenge!

 

HERE ARE OUR ISSUES AND RECOMMENDATIONS, IN BRIEF:

 

  • Improve the climate for small business in Philadelphia. Improve city service portals, simplify the tax process, eliminate unnecessary laws and provisions and connect the small business support system.
  • Prioritize local and sustainable business procurement by city government, universities, & other institutions. Make procurement easier, greener, and local!
     
  • Improve our water ways, green our city, and further the green stormwater infrastructure industry by advancing the City’s Green City, Clean Waters plan.
     
  • Move Philadelphia to 20,000 Solar Homes by 2025. Make property tax abatement policies sustainable, educate consumers on solar, and incentivize solar jobs for youth.
     
  • Strengthen the partnership between the City and Certified B-Corps. Double the Sustainable Business Tax Credit and apply it to profits. Expand the “Jump Start” program for Certified B-Corps.

 

READ THE FULL POLICY PAPER

 

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED:

With your help, we can make this campaign a monumental success for our community and for Philadelphia.

  • Join our delegations with council candidates, which will run from February through early March. Email us, if you are willing and interested.

  • Get active on social media by sharing our sample tweets and messages (below).

  • Encourage individuals and organizations to join our cause by sharing our word of mouth cards with your clients, neighbors, and friends. Email us to obtain the cards.

  • Register and attend The Good Economy Candidate Forum on March 24, 2015, where we’ll engage with mayoral candidates on our issues and recommendations. And, bring your friends and neighbors!

 

Register today for

The Good Economy Candidate Forum!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6:30 PM
Temple University Fox School of Business
Alter Hall Auditorium
1801 Liacouras Walk, Philadelphia PA 19122

 

 

SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook:

Where will the next Mayor take us, and are they taking The Good Economy Challenge? Learn more at goodeconomyphilly.org.

 

Twitter:

I want the next Mayor to take The Good Economy Challenge! #goodeconomyphilly

Is the next Philly Mayor ready for The Good Economy Challenge? #goodeconomyphilly

I want Philly's next mayor to take The Good Economy Challenge to keep improving watersheds w/Green City, Clean Waters! #goodeconomyphilly

I want the next mayor of Philly to take The Good Economy Challenge to incentivize more social enterprises. #goodeconomyphilly

The City of Philadelphia & Philly's local institutions should #buylocal! #goodeconomyphilly

 

THE PURPOSE OF THE GOOD ECONOMY CHALLENGE

  • To persuade candidates for Mayor and City Council to embrace the Good Economy Challenge’s issues.

  • To spread the message, build support, and energize members and allies.

  • To demonstrate SBN’s power by activating and engaging Philadelphia’s sustainable business owners, employees and customers.

 

OUR FOCUS

  • To convene a Mayoral candidate’s forum featuring candidates competing in the May primary.

  • To organize delegations of SBN member businesses and allies to meet with candidates for City Council and Mayor.

  • To promote the Good Economy Challenge through creative and engaging use of social, earned and paid media.

 
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