I know folks in the neighborhoods like to dis
It's where the rich people live and it's the locale that seems to get a huge share of government money - subsidies to builders of skyscrapers, city and state bond money to repair and maintain its infrastructure.
You could run a campaign for mayor based on resentment to the perks
A report issued today (Thursday, Sept. 23) by the Center City District underscores - once again - how important
The report, with the zippy title, Philadelphia's Major Employment Nodes: Where City Rssidents Work is based on a new analysis of employment data from the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For the first time, CDC researchers were able to track not only how many people work in
-- Four out of 10 private-sector jobs in
-- Nearly 49% of those
-- Nearly every neighborhood sends workers downtown everyday. For instance, 20 percent of workers who live in Southwest and West Philly work in Center City; the figure is nearly 25 percent of Germantown, Chestnut Hill, Manayunk and Roxborough; nearly 17 percent of those who live in Bridesburg, Kensington and Port Richmond work downtown; as do 27 percent of South Philly's workers.
-- Work equals wealth and cumulatively
But, Paul Levy, head of the Center City District, argues that
Have lower taxes and
This is a song Levy has been singing for years (He's sort of the Jimmy Buffet of
But, lowering taxes to encourage growth is sort of like the weather: everyone talks about it, but no one does anything about it.
The perception is we can't do it. On the other hand, there are the facts.