Upper Darby Featured in Business Magazine for Diversity, Forward Thinking

With some dressed in ethnic costumes, Upper Darby's diverse population participates in the annual International Festival
Image via Business View Magazine

Upper Darby was featured in a January article in Business View Magazine.

The township of 85,000 represents more than 100 cultures worldwide with a vibrant mix of residents and lifestyles, reports Business View Magazine.

A trip to 69th Street offers a range of food establishments from an Irish pub, to Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese, Liberian, Indian, Korean, Mexican and Colombian foods, the magazine stated.

Upper Darby is also looking ahead to attract business.

There’s a focus on green energy in its new community center being built and in the electric vehicle charging stations and solar kiosks in the revamped municipal parking lot.

The township is also building an infrastructure for business. There’s now a planning commission and a director of community and economic development. The hope is to create a local chamber of commerce to support and amplify Upper Darby businesses.

“We are trying to position Upper Darby to be competitive today and for the next two, three, four decades,” said Rita LaRue, director of Community and Economic Development and Deputy CAO. “We are trying to create a clean, green, walkable, transit-connected inner ring suburb. We believe that’s how we become competitive for businesses and residents well into the future.

Read more about Upper Darby Business View Magazine.

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