Report: Mayoral candidates ‘appear to be listening to the Philadelphia tech community’

 Mayor Michael Nutter speaks at a 2013 tech-entrepreneur launch event. (NewsWorks, file art)

Mayor Michael Nutter speaks at a 2013 tech-entrepreneur launch event. (NewsWorks, file art)

NinetyNine’s good friends over at Technical.ly Philly recently sent a 14-query questionnaire to five declared mayoral candidates to get a sense of where they stand “on issues shaping the city’s innovation ecosystem.”

Today, they shared details about topics on which the candidates agree and areas on which they don’t. You can read the full report via this link.

What you’ll see is the candidates concur on “initiatives supporting early-stage startups” and, among other topics, the need to retain the Chief Data Officer position while there was some disagreement on matters of tax reform.

Per Techinical.ly …

Come April 20 [when the Philly Tech Week Mayoral Forum will be held], you’ll get to better see how seriously and deeply these issues and others are held by these candidates. The next step is holding candidates to these pledges.

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