For over four decades of service within the Philadelphia Region, Wilco’s has created impact that sits at the intersection of real estate, housing, technology, and innovation with a focus on addressing socio-economic disparities.
Driven by the need to create technology pipelines for workforce development, address the digital divide by providing affordable internet access, and offering sustainable job opportunities for communities that lack onramps into the convergence of real estate and technology, Wilco has been a dedicated impact access advocate.
Wilco’s Workforce Development Initiatives
Our core workforce development partners
Researchers have studied the causes of the digital divide and most research conducted by the Census Bureau and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has found that the most significant reason is a complex mix of issues including cost of a home computer and the cost of internet service, a perceived lack of relevance of the Internet, a lack of understanding about its value or usefulness, and a lack of digital literacy.
Over the last few years, Wilco has been instrumental in creating several substantial private/public partnerships providing innovative solutions to address digital disparities and lack of representation within technology sectors across the Nation, thus positioning Wilco, as a broadband and technology leader, specifically working on behalf of disadvantaged and underrepresented communities.
Wilco strategizes with partners to help build a holistic and equitable development approach that leverages the community’s human capital as talent. It is this talent that we cultivate to participate within access control and systems integration projects which also helps to stimulate local economies particularly in underserved and under-invested communities.
Wilco’s ability to provide building wiring infrastructure services, smart technologies as well as an impact lens of deployment, offers a unique value advantage to any project or development. It is this 40 year honed approach that has ultimately positioned Wilco to become a premier provider of not only low voltage design but also high impact re-design of commercial real estate and multifamily communities and neighborhoods that focuses and centers technology, people and access.