Mengistu Koilor, owner of Two Locals Brewing Co., speaks with Gov. Josh Shapiro during a Thursday, Feb. 15, visit to the business.

PHILADELPHIA – While visiting small businesses in West Philadelphia, Gov. Josh Shapiro on Thursday, Feb. 15, joined state Sen. Vince Hughes (D-7), state Rep. Jordan Harris (D-186), state Rep. Rick Krajewski (D-188), state Rep. Amen Brown (D-10) and Enterprise Center President Della Clark to continue...

Governor Josh Shapiro

Gov. Josh Shapiro’s “Main Streets Matter” tour took him to West Philadelphia and included favorite Black-owned businesses such as Hakim’s Bookstore and Two Locals Brewing Company.

Shapiro has proposed a $25 million investment in similar business corridors across the state. The funds would go...

Philadelphia, PA – Today, while visiting small businesses in West Philadelphia, Governor Josh Shapiro joined Senator Vince Hughes, Representative Jordan Harris, Representative Rick Krajewski, Representative Amen Brown, and Enterprise Center President Della Clark to continue his ‘Main Street Matters’...

Governor Josh Shapiro

Gov. Josh Shapiro visited Black-owned businesses in West Philly on Thursday to promote a proposed $25 million budget initiative to support small businesses across the state.

The potential program, called Main Street Matters, would support downtown areas across the state by offering grants to...



The Enterprise Center awarded $200K in its first pitch competition for entrepreneurs of color

The program was funded by a $125,000 grant from the Most Diverse Tech Hub initiative from the City of Philadelphia’s Commerce Department. Eight companies were selected to go through a 10-week...

The Enterprise Center, Market st. entrance

The Enterprise Center received a $5 million investment from TD Charitable Foundation for its Innovate Capital Growth Fund. The West Philly-based nonprofit, which provides resources and opportunities for entrepreneurs, launched the fund in 2022 to support women and minority-owned businesses.


Authentic Ethnic Cuisine owner Arthur Browne with wife Saunsiree Baxter.

A new pop-up eatery arrived last month at Drexel’s campus. Authentic Ethnic Cuisine combines dishes from West Africa, the West Indies and American soul food, reflecting the personal and professional journey of owner Arthur Browne.

Browne has previously offered his version of “diasporic cuisine”...

Panel of MDTH Pitch Competition Presenters

The DEI-focused competition is open to startups across the US, with a $250,0000 grand prize awarded in Philly in May.

Partnership with Dell Technologies, URBN, Troutman Pepper, and Morgan Lewis will provide cash grand prize and comprehensive business advisory services to the winner

The Enterprise Center, the West Philadelphia-based non-profit that helps local minority-owned businesses, has recently received a generous investment in its Innovate Capital Growth Fund (ICGF). The $5 million investment was made by TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank. It...