The Good Economist August 2016 - Page 10

The Latest on the Good Economy Challenge

SBN Engages on Business Owner's Bill of Rights

SBN has begun discussion with City Council and relevant agencies on the development of a business owner's bill of rights (read more here). This would serve to encourage more constructive interactions between local business owners and the City. This articulated list of rights and responsibilities would standardize best practices to ensure consistency across all interactions.

Responses from City Hall offer promise that improving the business climate has been given high priority. Calls for a business owner bill of rights have found receptive ears among several Councilmembers who consider it a means of altering perceptions of the City as business unfriendly. Optimism can be found on the 2nd floor of City Hall as well. Facilitating interdepartmental coordination has been an early focus of the Kenney administration.

The Good Economy Challenge is SBN’s issue campaign developed to highlight the importance of a continued focus on the sustainable economy, with small business as a centerpiece. It is intended to engage Philadelphia’s sustainable business owners, employees, customers, and allies in support of a thriving local economy.