The Virus and the City: Now is a Great Time to Start a Business
A federal self-employment fund used by five states—but shut down by Pennsylvania—can help would-be entrepreneurs make a go of it. How about it, Congress?
The Virus and the City: Who Holds The Key To Equity?
The pandemic has revealed stark racial economic disparity. Incentivizing big business to hire minority-owned companies as vendors may narrow the gap
“Recovery Doesn’t Happen by Accident”
In Chicago, Lori Lightfoot is out with a visionary post-Covid plan. A group of Philly civic leaders are working on doing the same. Here’s hoping it’s a first step.
The Virus and the City: How To Grow Black Businesses
Post-Covid economic recovery requires providing opportunities for Black businesses to thrive. Drexel’s Metro Finance Director lays out a plan to do that
The Virus and the City: What We Know About Black Businesses
Black-owned companies were struggling even before the pandemic. Armed with new data, Drexel’s Metro Finance Director offers a post-Covid game plan
The Virus and the City: Wake Up, Feds!
With talk of “blue state bailouts,” the Senate has dithered in its response to Covid-19. Drexel’s Metro Finance Director urges the Federal Reserve Bank to jump in with an emergency fiscal task force
The Virus and the City: Cory Booker’s $50 Billion Bet
Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab director worked with Senator Booker on his RELIEF for Main Street Act—a lifeline to small and minority-owned businesses supported by 100 mayors. Will Congress pass it?
WATCH: Chat with Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley
The second-term Dayton, Ohio, mayor talked about the role of cities post-Covid with Drexel’s Nowak Metro Finance Lab Director Bruce Katz, in partnership with Fitler Club