About Africatown

Africatown is designed to become an economic development initiative to create jobs, for our youth, in Southwest Philadelphia, increase business ownership among the residents of the community and eliminate poverty in one of the most economically depressed communities in Philadelphia. To accomplish these objectives, Africatown, being developed in the community will become a "Tourist Destination Point " for the global African diaspora and other interested persons. Most of the infrastructure already exist in the southwest community, in which Africatown will be situated. Most important are the nearly 500 businesses owned by immigrants that live and work in the community. To accommodate the thousands of new visitors to southwest, additional infrastructure will be required, and several buildings will be proposed to attract businesses, tourist, and shoppers to patronize the many immigrant businesses on the commercial corridors in Africatown.

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Jampro Team at Africatown

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] A delegation from the New York Office of the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), the trade, investment, and promotion arm of the Government, visited Africatown in February 2022. The goal of the visit was to give the Jampro team a tour of Africatown, share more details...

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ACBC 2021 Business Forum

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] On December 11, 2021, the African and Caribbean Business Council of Greater Philadelphia (ACBC) hosted its annual African Business & Policy Forum. Focus in 2021 was on Driving Diaspora investment in Africatown. Speakers included: Hon. Stanley Straughter | Chairman ACBC Brenda Rios, Southeast Regional Director,...

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Cameroon Delegation at Africatown

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The US Cameroon Chamber of Commerce (UCCC), in partnership with the African and Caribbean Business Council (ACBC) and the Philadelphia’s Mayor’s Commission on African and Caribbean Immigrant Affairs hosted a Cameroon delegation led by HE Henri Etoundi Essomba, the Ambassador of Cameroon in the United...

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Africatown Launch Ceremony

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Philadelphia City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson, Second District presented a $125,000 check to the African Cultural Alliance of North America (ACANA) on Friday, May 21, to help with the planning and design of a future “Africatown” in Southwest Philadelphia. “Creating a section of Philadelphia that honors and...

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