Economic Development Projects (EDP)

With over 25 years experience as the premier organization for promoting and monitoring inclusion, the Coalition's Economic Development Projects (EDP) department has worked closely with employers and communities to ensure the participation of Minority, Women, Disabled, and Local Business Enterprises (M/W/DS/LBE) on projects in the Philadelphia region and in major cities in the United States.

Since 1983, EDP has generated over $740 million in contracts awarded to M/W/DS/LBE, and more than $105 million in wages paid to minority and female construction site employees.

EDP's economic inclusion initiatives are catalysts that:

  • Increase and enhance the capacity of firms owned by minorities, women, the disabled, and local entrepreneurs
  •  Spark innovation and opportunities for new entrepreneurs
  •  Provide job opportunities and increase employment
  •  Implement a company's construction and development inclusion measures to reach expected goals

For More Information Contact

Beverly G. Woods
Director
Economic Opportunity Division
Urban Affairs Coalition
Phone: 215-851-1917
Email: bwoods@uac.org

Carlos L. Jones
Director
Economic Development Projects
Economic Opportunity Division
Urban Affairs Coalition 
Phone: 215-851-1824
Email: cjones@uac.org