Dec. 6, 2012
-- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (December 6, 2012) – Volpe and Koenig, P.C., an intellectual property law firm with offices in Philadelphia and Princeton, New Jersey, announced that the Firm has contributed a $42,500 grant to the Community Design Collaborative (the "Collaborative")
through the City of Philadelphia's Community Development Tax Credit Program (the "Program"). The Program's ten-year neighborhood economic development initiative was established to stimulate and retain businesses and permanent jobs. Managed by the Revenue Department in partnership with the Commerce Department, the second round of tax credit participants includes 12 community development corporations and three nonprofit intermediaries. The Tax Credit Program builds upon the Collaborative's 20 years of experience working with community development corporations on neighborhood improvement efforts. This support provides critical funding to expand corridor design initiatives and focus for technical assistance for economic development activities.
The Community Design Collaborative leverages pro bono preliminary design services to community development corporations ("CDCs") undertaking economic development activities in targeted neighborhoods of Philadelphia. The Collaborative believes that good design can be used to the City's great advantage in realizing community stabilization and revitalization goals. As a volunteer-based community design center, the Collaborative provides pro bono preliminary architectural, planning, landscape and engineering services to nonprofit organizations;
offers design professionals a unique way to volunteer their skills; and promotes best practices in community development.
Based in Philadelphia and Princeton, NJ, Volpe and Koenig, P.C. provides counsel on patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, technology acquisitions, licensing and litigation to small and large businesses and multi-national organizations. For additional information, please visit www.vklaw.com