Business Leaders Push Back on Philadelphia Red Tape

A report from the Sustainable Business Network recommends policy changes that will help Philadelphia improve business formation and job growth.

"Taking Care of Business", a report released by the Sustainable Business Network, recommends nine specific actions the City of Philadelphia can take to improve its business climate. Based upon interviews with over one hundred small business owners, non-profit and government leaders, the report begins by asking why small businesses are important to the City's economic growth, who small business owners are and how they rank on small business formation and survival.

Reporter Diane Mastrull was horrified by a section of the report detailing what a small businessperson has to go through to get a projecting sign on their place of business:

"...four to 12 weeks from start to finish, and as much as $3,785, to be paid by the applicant."

Thanks to Karen Black

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