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Latest news, thoughts and points of view from the Chariot Companies and its subsidiaries

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Atlantic City, New Jersey It's only right to visit Kelsey's Soul Food Restaurant after a rewarding and informative tour of Atlantic City real estate opportunities along with Ryan Sanders and LeSean McCoy of Vice Capital, Melanie, White House Policy Advisor, HUD, and a team of committed local government officials.

Touring Atlantic City Real Estate Opportunities

March 7, 2019

John Henry, Chairman of Chariot Companies and Grace3 Technologies served as a Team Leader for the 1st Annual American Association of Blacks in Energy Hackathon on November 16th and 17th at the NYU School of Engineering. John led a team of energy and technology professionals to explore, identify and "hack" technologies that will catalyze new...

American association of blacks in energy hosts 2018 national energy hackathon: bridging gaps through innovation

November 16, 2018

John A. Henry, Jr., CEO of Philadelphia based Chariot Companies earned approval to redevelop Shreveport’s oldest country club and revitalize the surrounding neighborhood as a next generation smart technology community. 

Philly Businessman Earns Unanimous Vote for a $240 Million Plan to Build a Smart Technology Community in Shreveport, Louisiana

August 16, 2018

Shreveport City Councilmembers have given Chariot Companies the green light to redevelop the property where the old Shreveport Country Club once was.

Shreveport City Council approves plan to revitalize former Shreveport Country Club

August 16, 2018

The Metropolitan Planning Commission has approved a plan for a massive development around the old Shreveport Country Club.

Chariot is working on a redevelopment plan for the area.  John Henry, owner of Chariot, says Shreveport is a great place that just needs "new energy and capital".

Here’s The Plan For The Facelift For Shreveport Country Club Area

August 16, 2018

Shreveport City Councilmembers have given Chariot Companies the green light to redevelop the property where the old Shreveport Country Club once was.

Shreveport City Council votes in favor of redeveloping old Shreveport Country Club

August 14, 2018

It’s a quadruple bogey for the condition of the old Shreveport Country Club, where once-pristine greens and fairways are an overgrown mess nearly two years after the course closed.

MPC member, developer propose $240 million project at former country club

June 28, 2018

Though the City Council rejected privatization plans for the Philadelphia Gas Works last year, the future of the nation's largest municipally owned gas utility is back in play and a public-private partnership could be part of the vision.

P3 Discussed for Philadelphia Gas Works

May 1, 2015

Chariot Companies, a minority-owned, mission-based diversified community development entity headquartered in Philadelphia, today introduced City Council to its bold plan to create a legacy public-private partnership (P3) for the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW).

Chariot Companies Unveils Innovative Public Private Partnership to Establish Philadelphia as Leading Global Energy Hub

March 13, 2015

With holiday shopping in full swing and only two sign-up days left before the December 15th ACA enrollment deadline, Enroll America and Chariot Health are sponsoring a mass ACA Enrollment Drive and Winter Health and Resources Fair at the Gallery from 11am to 7pm on Saturday Dec 13th.

Chariot Health Joins Enroll America for Mass ACA Enrollment Drive at the Winter Health and Resources Fair at the Gallery

December 11, 2014

John Henry Jr., right, CEO of Chariot Companies and board member Wilson Goode Sr. pose during a reception held Nov. 4 at the Union League of Philadelphia to highlight a $1 billion development and revitalization project. — LISA LAKE PHOTO SUBMITTED BY JOHN HENRY JR.

Mt. Airy native hopes to create jobs for working class

November 12, 2013

Governor Tom Corbett was on hand at a recent gathering of 30 leaders and partners from the African-American and Latino community representing the civic, business, legal and energy sectors to discuss social impact strategies for collective impact in low-wealth neighborhoods. 

Governor Corbett Joins Chariot Companies to Discuss Strategies for Low-Wealth Neighborhoods

October 15, 2014

Chariot Health and Senior Resource Group (SRG) today announced a partnership to bring innovative Medicare health insurance products to seniors through a minority-owned Community Development Entity (CDE). 

Chariot Health and SRG Partner Bring to Market Medicare Plans with a Social Purpose

June 19, 2014

Kaya Shreveport is a Smart Technology Community being developed in Shreveport, La. The community will include:

  • State-of-the-art, semi-private, 9-Hole Executive Golf Course

  • Collection of restaurants and premier banquet facility

  • Approximately 600 residences

  • New K-12 educational and vocational facility, Chariot Labs

Kaya Shreveport


Chariot Companies L.L.C. has big plans for Philadelphia’s working-class neighborhoods and a big budget to make them happen. The certified Community Development Entity has announced that it will invest $1 billion in projects–including the 1 million-square-foot Chariot Clean Energy Center and a 1,050-unit residential community dubbed Chariot Landing–designed to help revitalize underserved areas.....

Chariot Unveils $1B Revitalization Plan for Philadelphia

October 23, 2013