A Small Down Payment On Growth

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Where businesses are located in the region

How tax policy shapes opportunity and equity

This is a transformational moment for Philadelphia, when investments in economic development funded by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) can be combined with the long-recommended changes to Philadelphia's tax structure to prompt faster and more equitable citywide job growth.

We’ve lived so long with Philadelphia's wage tax that we’ve lost the ability, after 82 years, to see how it takes money out of the pockets of lower-income workers, weakens the City’s financial stability, pushes businesses, jobs and residents out of the city and now constrains opportunity and economic recovery.

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