EVENT: Green Infrastructure Business Academy in Philadelphia, 2/25

Authors: Capital Access Program Green for All works nationally to create and implement programs that increase quality jobs and opportunities in green industry. On Friday, February 25, the Capital Access Program will be hosting a Business Academy on Green Infrastructure in partnership with the University of Phoenix, Business United for Conservation Industry Partnership, and the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia. The event will provide architecture, engineering, and construction firms with the information, relationships, and resources they need to transform Philadelphia’s stormwater infrastructure from gray to green. Green stormwater management and infrastructure present the Philadelphia region with an opportunity to create more environmentally sound solutions to combined sewer overflow that will save money and create jobs. According to Business United for Conservation's 2010 report Capturing the Storm, Philadelphia has proposed to invest $1.6B over the next 20 years to address green stormwater infrastructure solutions.

Workshops and Panels Include:

  • Future Projects for Philadelphia Region
  • Calculating the Customer's Return on Investment
  • Identifying Gaps/Market Opportunities in Local Supply Chain
  • Training Needs: Tools for Contractors and BUC Funds
  • Announcements of Financing for Green Infrastructure
  • Networking Opportunities

Sponsors:

  • University of Phoenix
  • Green for All
  • Business United for Conservation Industry Partnership

Outreach Partners:

  • Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia
  • Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
  • African American Chamber of Commerce, PA/NJ/DE
  • Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO
  • The Philadelphia Area Labor-Management Committee
  • Delaware Valley Green Building Council
  • National Association of Minority Contractors, Philadelphia Chapter

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