This section contains information on innovative business incentive formulation. Novel practices in the fields of banking and finance, small-business lending, venture capital, angel investment, government subsidies, the sharing economy, and public-private partnerships are highlighted. Other topics include community renewal and redevelopment, block grants, loan funds, enterprise zones, regional investment funds, tax incentives, and equity investing. Issues in fair trade, globalization, and development rights are also covered.
Philadelphia will step up its efforts to support minority- and women-led businesses as part of its participation in City Accelerator, a program that advises cities on devising policies that improve conditions for low-income communities.