Philadelphia: Nighttime Economy Director Hired
On Jul. 21, 2022, Philadelphia’s Department of Commerce announced Raheem Manning as the City’s Night Time Economy Director.
Manning is a Philadelphia-based business development professional with years of experience spanning entrepreneurship, civic engagement, marketing and advertising along with arts and culture advocacy roles.
In this newly created role, Manning will lead public engagement efforts to develop a strategic governance plan and advocate for policies that support the City’s attraction and retention of companies within its night-time economy.
Previously, Manning served as the Co-Chair of the City’s Arts and Culture Task Force for two fiscal years. During his time, Manning coordinated with City leadership and legislators to advocate for effective changes that strengthen Philadelphia’s night-time economy. Manning conducted community-based research with stakeholders to prepare recommendations that support Philadelphia’s arts, culture, and nightlife sectors.
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