Dowd-Burton to head Office of Economic Opportunity

    Philadelphia’s Office of Economic Opportunity has a new leader.

    Philadelphia’s Office of Economic Opportunity has a new leader.

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    Angela Dowd-Burton was a Deputy Finance Director under former mayor Wilson Goode.  Her new task will be to help minority businesses in Philadelphia thrive.  She says now is the time to take on the challenge.

    Dowd-Burton: I look forward to expand economic opportunity for all who live and work in this region.  The OEO Strategic plan is an aggressive blueprint for the future.  It opens doors and paves the way for minority, female and disabled businesses and those who seek to become business owners.

    Mayor Michael Nutter says the city needs to expand minority opportunites, but not just through government contracts.  He says those businesses need more private contracts, and hopes Dowd-Burton can expand the horizons for minority businesses beyond the city – to the region, the rest of the country, and the world.

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