Each of the markers below represent a commercial or industrial business that is a member of the Port Richmond Industrial Development Enterprise. Together, these businesses can address the cleaning and security issues that threaten Port Richmond as a whole. These property owners tax themselves so they can provide services such as security cameras, litter and short-dumping removal, infrastructure improvements, and districtwide cleanups.
To provide a business friendly industrial zone that promotes manufacturing and industrial growth within the city of Philadelphia while working with the surrounding community for our mutual benefit.
From its creation in 2000 through last year, PRIDE has attracted $2.3 million in investment to the area, said Stephen Jurash, president and CEO of the Urban Industry Initiative. The district has also effectively addressed the main concerns of both businesses and residents -- making the area cleaner and safer.