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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Councilmember Derek S. Green at Africatown

Visited Africatown to understand the project's impact on Southwest Philly and the city at large and discuss the planned public bank.

Councilmember Derek S. Green at Africatown

On March 18, 2021, Councilmember Derek S. Green Councilmember At-Large for the City of Philadelphia visited Africatown to understand the impact the project will have on Southwest Philly and the city at large. The Councilmember also used the opportunity to discuss the planned public bank that will boost Black and brown businesses and spur investment in disadvantaged areas.