Here's how Philadelphia mayoral candidates say they would assist minority-owned businesses


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Jeff Blumenthal

Minority entrepreneurs were hit disproportionally hard by Covid-19 and the violence that erupted after George Floyd's murder in 2020. Many Black- and brown-owned businesses that survived the pandemic are still trying to recover and lack sufficient resources to grow. During the Business Journal’s conversations with candidates to become Philadelphia’s 100th mayor, we asked them how they would help the city's Black and brown business owners.

Here's what Republican David Oh and Democrats Jeff Brown, Allan Domb, Helen Gym, Cherelle Parker and Rebecca Rhynhart had to say about their plans to grow the number of minority-owned businesses in Philadelphia.