Philly Power Research Reports
Periodically, our team is asked to provide reports and information to social justice, grassroots groups in our region. This is what we love to do! Here are some of the reports we've produced in collaboration with various groups doing awesome work in Philadelphia. We pride ourselves on solid research done quickly and explained effectively so that information is accessible and clear.
Summer/Fall 2018. The Ten-Year Tax Abatement has been getting a fair amount of coverage and attention lately, and rightfully so. Our deep dives have gone into who benefits and who doesn’t. Check out our two reports written in collaboration with local grassroots campaigns headed by Our City, Our Schools.
April 2018. Philadelphia 3.0: A Snapshot. What do cool, latte-sipping, dog-walking, bike riding urbanists have to do with the Chamber of Commerce and real estate developers? A lot, it turns out. Check out how Philadelphia's very own "grassroots" group is really a front for business-as-usual old money political influences with a fresh twist.
April 2018. Can Amazon Deliver? A Guide to HQ2 in Philly: In April 2018, Jobs with Justice and other partner organizations around the country hosted town hall discussions in the 20 cities to make the Amazon HQ2 "short list" to showcase the unfair labor and development practices of one of the wealthiest and most ruthless corporations in the world. This report was prepared to support JwJ's Philadelphia town hall.