Philadelphia hosts World Cup 2026 – 5 opportunities for Black businesses

Philadelphia has been selected as one of the host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, which presents a great opportunity for black-owned businesses. With an estimated 5 million visitors expected to descend on Philadelphia during the tournament, there will be a huge demand for goods and services. Black-owned businesses that are able to tap into this demand could reap significant rewards. | From: Fun Times (Read more.)

Civic and Community Engagement

‘It’s a start’: City Council cuts Philly’s wage and business tax rates in a win for diverse chambers of commerce

Philadelphia ranks among the nation’s highest for wage taxes, and double-taxes its enterprises through the business income and receipts tax — the only major U.S city to do so. Employers and employees who choose to locate just outside of Philadelphia city limits often cite the two taxes as major reasons. | From: The Inquirer (Read more.)