Goode Economic Opportunity

City Council approves New Economic Opportunity Bills

City Councilman W. Wilson Goode, Jr. has introduced sixty-five bills that have been approved by Philadelphia City Council since taking office in January 2000. The last two bills deal with both job creation and job quality. The 45 year-old Chairman of Council’s Commerce and Economic Development Committee formerly served as Vice President of Philadelphia Commercial Development Corporation and as Economic Development Administrator for the Philadelphia Department of Commerce.

City Council has approved the Job Creation Opportunity Extension Bill, introduced by Councilman Goode, extending a two-year employment stimulus program under which a credit against the City's business privilege taxes will be given to businesses that create new jobs within the City of Philadelphia. The businesses will receive a $3000 credit for each new job created for tax years 2012 and 2013, in addition to 2010 and 2011.

Syndicate content