Press Coverage

In honor of National Small Business Week, Wells Fargo convened a panel discussion of local leaders in partnership with the Enterprise Center, Camden Business Association, Camden Community Partnership, Latin American Economic Development Association and Parkside Business & Community in Partnership...

Councilwoman Cherelle Parker on Monday morning kicked off National Small Business Week with a news conference outside the New Olympia House restaurant, 7242 Castor Ave.


Parker was joined by officials of the Pennsylvania Community Development Financial Institutions Network, city commerce...

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)  today announced that it will host its first-ever Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Diverse and Emerging Fund Manager Forum on April 25. The event will feature the Honorable Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman and leaders across the...

Della Clark, president of The Enterprise Center is seeking to raise $50 million for the Innovate Capital Growth Fund to address the capital gap faced by numerous minority and women owned businesses in the mid-Atlantic region.


With the launch of the fund, TEC becomes the first Minority Business...

One of the most prominent non-profit organizations in West Philly, The Enterprise Center, is launching a fund in order to help struggling businesses owned by women and people of color within the Philadelphia, New Jersey and the Mid-Atlantic area.


Many up-and-coming entrepreneurs and businesses...

Della Clark, president of the Enterprise Center of West Philadelphia, is raising $50 million for a new, for-profit fund investing in small businesses run by women and underrepresented entrepreneurs in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and other mid-Atlantic states, the founders said Monday.


Clark’s...

The Enterprise Center, the West Philadelphia-based nonprofit offering business education and capital resources, is officially launching its fund to support investments in women- and minority-owned businesses. Called the Innovate Capital Growth Fund and aiming to cap at $50 million, the plans for the...

The Enterprise Center said Monday that it is launching a Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) that will provide growth equity capital to local “standout” minority- and women-owned businesses in the Philadelphia region.


An SBIC is a privately owned and operated company that makes long-term...

Philadelphia-area partnerships between for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations are taking local philanthropy to new heights.

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At a time when affordable housing and job markets are at a crisis point, one organization in Philadelphia is tackling the challenge head-on — and centering women developers of color in the process.


A $900,000 specialty fund from The Enterprise Center, a nonprofit that supports small and mid-sized...

U.S Congressman Dwight Evans received a $1million grant to renovate West Philadelphia’s 52nd Street.

This money will go towards West Philadelphia’s famous 52nd Street in order to add more businesses and create more jobs, while also revamping the area to give it a makeover.

This new business...

Following the passage of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan a year ago almost to the day, the Nowak Lab and New Localism Associates created an “Investment Playbook” tool to help cities maximize the fragmented flow of federal funds by strategically selecting geographies of opportunity and...

2022 marks what could be a new era for inclusive entrepreneurship and broad-based, dynamic growth.

National League of Cities, an organization comprised of local leaders across the US that are focused on improving the quality of life in their communities, is developing an action guide called A Roadmap to Inclusive Entrepreneurship. And Wilmington leadership is involved.

Wells Fargo has earmarked $420 million to small business recovery efforts for those hardest hit—minority and women-owned businesses.

Minority entrepreneurs in New Jersey now have access to consulting services in Camden that will help their businesses grow both financially and online.

The Enterprise Center of New Jersey will also house the new Camden Cares Business Center, with funding from the CARES Act. This program will provide technical assistance, training services, and funding application support to COVID-impacted businesses in Camden.

Clients will participate in intake...

JPMorgan Chase announced a $30 billion commitment to advancing racial equality and economic opportunity for people and communities of color over four years. Other institutions have made similar pledges. PNC promised $1 billion to social justice and economic empowerment of Black communities. Wells...

The University City Science Center will recognize four local leaders during its annual Nucleus Awards on September 21, 2021, presented by CSL Behring. This year’s class of honorees includes Max Perelman, Co-founder and Business Lead of Biomeme; Della Clark, President of The Enterprise Center; Tracey...

Community members in Walnut Hill including the Walnut Hill Community Association gathered in a collaborative effort with the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation and The Enterprise Center to rebuild Walnut Hill Park creating a safe and relaxing space for children and families. 

MBC-PA Director James Sanders highlighted the importance of kicking the partnership off by focusing on the importance of how advisory boards assist business development.

“We have looked at our clients that we’re worked with over the past 10 years, and we’ve noticed that the firms that have grown...