Jobs & The Economy

A thriving economy builds stable neighborhoods. I am a firm believer in giving our cities the necessary access to capital and investment in order to facilitate prosperous centers of commerce. Investment is one of the anchors that drives individuals to a neighborhoods.

Small Businesses are the engines that drive our economy. As a member of the Small Business Committee, and specifically in my role as Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Economic, Growth, and Capital Access I know firsthand the critical role small business owners play in our economy. As a Co-Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Economic Development and Wealth Creation Task Force, I am proud of the work we are doing in terms of investing in education and job training to help our neighborhoods flourish and succeed. 

This Congress I introduced H.R. 1702, the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Improvement Act of 2017. The Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2017 is a bipartisan bill that amends the Small Business Act to improve the SBDC program nationwide. The bill specifically amends the Small Business Act to provide a variety of services including: grants, financial assistance, loans, export assistance, subcontracting opportunities on federal contracts to specific business owners, and other critical services to our small businesses.

For more information about my work on Jobs and the Economy, please contact my office.

 

More on Jobs & The Economy

December 4, 2017 In The News

Cities compete for people. Philadelphia is no different.  According to researchers at The Reinvestment Fund in Philadelphia, approximately 48 percent of city residents, across the country, live in “middle neighborhoods.” Middle neighborhoods are stable, working-class communities that generally lack outside investment, especially when compared with areas like Center City, Graduate Hospital or Northern Liberties.    

 

November 16, 2017 Press Release

Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02), released the following statement after voting “No” on the destructive Republican tax plan.

November 14, 2017 Video
November 10, 2017 Press Release

Today, Congressman Bob Brady (PA-01), Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02), Mayor Jim Kenney, City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, and HELP USA joined together at a press conference outside of the new Lural Lee Blevins Veterans Center and HELP Philadelphia V, to call attention to what the implications of the destructive Republican tax plan mean for the City of Philadelphia.

November 2, 2017 Press Release

Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement after reviewing the latest Republican tax plan.

Our country has not seen bipartisan tax reform since 1986, and I believe we can all agree that the U.S. tax code is in need of a major facelift.  Comprehensive tax reform must simplify our tax code, lower rates, and ensure a progressive tax code that helps move everyone in our neighborhoods forward, without simply picking winners and losers.

October 16, 2017 Press Release

This Friday, October 20, 2017, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) will join with Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), and members of the House Small Business Committee in Philadelphia to host a hearing on Small Business Capital Access: Supporting Community and Economic Development. The focus of the hearing will be to examine and discuss ways to further broaden access to capital and credit for small business owners and entrepreneurs in our neighborhoods.

September 25, 2017 Press Release

Philadelphia-Mayor Jim Kenney, City and State leaders as well as stakeholders denounced the latest Health care proposal by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-La) today.  The Graham-Cassidy legislation would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and make significant changes to the Medicaid program by replacing funding for the ACA’s Medicaid expansion and individual insurance market subsidies with a block grant program funded through 2026.

September 14, 2017 Press Release

Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) was thrilled to announce that on behalf of the City Council of Philadelphia, Mayor Jim Kenney and Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell have introduced a resolution to express their support for School Modernization and School Rehabilitation through their resolution which shows their strong support for Congressman Evans’ bill H.R. 922, the Rehabilitation of Historic Schools Act of 2017 and its companion legislation, Senate Bill 1156.

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