Philadelphia Anchors for Growth & Equity (PAGE)

We’re leveraging institutional purchasing power to help local and diverse firms create jobs and generational wealth in underserved communities.  We're building a cohort of local firms ready and able to compete for, win, and successfully execute on institutional contracts.  

PAGE Summit 2023
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5th Annual PAGE Summit!

Join us for the PAGE Summit where leaders in Institutional Procurement, Diversity in Real Estate and Construction, and Minority Business Enterprises come together to network and learn from each other. 

Location: Belmont Mansion | Date: February 29th, 2024 | Time: 4-7pm

The evening will feature Keynote Speakers comprised of Michael Pearson and a range of esteemed panelists discussing upcoming trends and initiatives across sectors. The evening will conclude with time to network and a light dinner will be served.

Seize the opportunity to forge meaningful connections with potential buyers and suppliers, unlocking new possibilities and paving the way for future shared success in Diverse and Equitable Procurement throughout Philadelphia. Join the collaborative effort and the PAGE community! Don't miss out on this amazing event!

PAGE: Equitable & Inclusive Growth in Action

PAGE is our region’s anchor collaborative, a partnership between the Economy League, the City of Philadelphia, and more than a dozen regional institutions committed to localizing and diversifying their supply chains.  Through intentionality and mutual accountability, we are working to grow local diverse firms, strengthen the local economy, and close equity and wealth gaps. 

PAGE's greatest strength is its nimble and iterative approach.  Because we work directly with procurement professionals and local business owners, we understand in real time the challenges faced on all sides of the proverbial table. This has led to significant innovations, such as our Hurdle Fund, which provides rapid grants to help firms win or maintain institutional contracts. 

We are building The PAGE 100, a cohort of diverse local firms ‘job ready’ to work in institutional supply chains.  The PAGE 100 will serve as an index of diverse business health in Philadelphia.

In 2023, PAGE supported 95+ businesses through our programming and helped to unlock over $38.6MM in contract revenue for local, minority-owned firms. 

How PAGE Works

PAGE represents a uniquely integrated 3-pronged approach to building an equitable business ecosystem in Philadelphia through leveraging institutional supply chains.

PAGE R&D

We have built a community of practice among procurement professionals who share data and help us map opportunities for localization and diversification of supply chains.

PAGE PREP

We help ensure that Philadelphia’s diverse firms are ‘job ready’ by connecting firms with customized business advisory services.

PAGE Capital

We connect local diverse firms with aligned investor networks and capital resources so they have what they need to thrive in competitive institutional supply chains.
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Allen Riddick, Drexel University

“With the resources made available by the Economy League and the connections Drexel’s Supplier Inclusion program has with our local supplier base, PAGE’s innovative Hurdle Fund gave us the ability to support supplier development in a new and unprecedented way”

Our Community

Anchor Partners

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Community Partners

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Meet the PAGE Team

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Kenyatta James, PAGE Director

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Melina Harris, PAGE Impact Analyst and Capital Coordinator

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Join the PAGE Initiative

If you are interested in participating in the initiative as a supplier, buyer, or support organization, please email us at [email protected] and tell us about your organization and your interest in Philadelphia Anchors for Growth and Equity.