Economic Development

Germantown United Community Development Corporation A Finalist For National Trust for Historic Preservation Grant

As a finalist in the Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign, Germantown United Community Development Corporation encourages the public to visit VoteYourMainStreet.org/Germantown to help Germantown United CDC secure funding to preserve two buildings on Germantown Avenue’s business corridor: Parker Hall (5801 Germantown Ave) and John Trower’s building (5706 Germantown Ave). Germantown is the only neighborhood in Philadelphia and the entire state of Pennsylvania participating in this competition. With the awarded funds, this project will provide necessary facade and structural improvements to these two significant 20th-century African-American historic sites.

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September 6, 2017
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Germantown Business Info Session: Activate Your Storefront, Wednesday, Sept. 20

Germantown United CDC’s next Germantown Business Info Session, organized in partnership with The Business Center, will be held on Wednesday, September 20 from 8 a.m. – 10 …

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September 4, 2017
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Germantown In the News: September 2017 Recap

Germantown is in the news! Germantown United CDC staff pick your must-reads of the month, with a focus on business, economic development, and neighborhood revitalization news. …

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August 28, 2017
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Power Up Your Business

Germantown United CDC is partnering with the Community College of Philadelphia and a diverse and collaborative team working to support the micro-businesses and small companies in Philadelphia.

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August 8, 2017
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Do you want a farmer’s market in Germantown?

A new farmers market is being proposed for Germantown. Weavers Way Co-op, Greener Pastures, and Germantown United CDC are trying to assess the level of interest of consumers in the community for a farmers’ market. Providing answers to these questions will help gather information and build a market that provides the products and services you desire. A new farmers market is being proposed for Germantown. Weavers Way Co-op, Greener Pastures, and Germantown United CDC are trying to assess the level of interest of consumers in the community for a farmers’ market. Providing answers to these questions will help gather information and build a market that provides the products and services you desire. Take this short survey >>

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March 2, 2017
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Germantown Business Info Session: Creative Ways of Financing Your Business, Wednesday, March 15

Germantown United CDC’s next Germantown Business Info Session, organized in partnership with The Business Center, will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 8am – 9:30am. A panel of experts will discuss various ways of financing your business, using loans, equity, and grants. Anyone who owns a local business, or is interested in opening a business in Germantown is welcome to attend this FREE program. All sessions include time for attendees to network, ask questions, and talk with Germantown United CDC staff members. Learn more.

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February 18, 2017
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Germantown In the News: September 2017 Recap

Germantown is in the news! Germantown United CDC staff pick your must-reads of the month, with a focus on business, economic development, and neighborhood revitalization news.

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September 6, 2016
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RES to complete Chelten Avenue Commercial Corridor Market Study and Revitalization Strategy

Germantown United Community Development Corporation (GUCDC) has retained Real Estate Strategies, Inc. (RES) to conduct a market study and develop a revitalization strategy for the Chelten Avenue commercial corridor in Germantown. GUCDC is actively working to bolster and reinforce the vibrancy of Chelten Avenue to meet the needs of the surrounding community, attract visitors from outside the immediate neighborhood, and provide employment opportunities for neighborhood residents. Read more.

Germantown Second Saturday Festival is Saturday, May 14, 2016, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Germantown Second Saturday Festival will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Northwest Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood. The festival will take place along a one-block stretch of Germantown Avenue, between School House Lane and Coulter Street, and surround Market Square Park (5501 Germantown Avenue). Rain or shine. The community festival, presented by Historic Germantown and Germantown United Community Development Corporation, invites the public to experience Germantown. Read the full press release.

Shape Chelten Ave: Rapid Planning Project with The American Planning Association, May 16-20

You’re invited to an interactive workshop that will help shape the future of West Chelten Avenue. Residents, business owners, and other stakeholders will be asked to contribute their local knowledge and ideas towards building a collective vision of this commercial corridor. Your participation is critical to the success of this project! Presented by Germantown United CDC and the American Planning Association. Our project will take place during the week of May 16-20, 2016 and include two public events on May 16 and May 19. Learn more.