James Wright, Director, Community Economic and Real Estate Development
James has 15 years experience in neighborhood planning, economic and real estate development, and galvanizing multiple stakeholders to leverage community assets, specifically business corridors. He has servced as the Lancaster Avenue commercial corridor manager for nine years. James holds an MBA in Urban Economic Development from Eastern University. He was recognized as a 2016 Rising Star by the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations. James became a member of the Emerging Leaders Program of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and of Next City's Vanguard Class in 2010. Prior to PEC, James handled real estate development at New Kensington Community Development Corporation. He serves on the boards of Mighty Writers, West Philly Tool Library and Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations.