A Groundbreaking Jobs Plan …in St. Louis
In a case study Philly can learn from, the head of Drexel’s Nowak Metro Finance Lab examines an ambitious plan from civic and business leaders to turn around the iconic midwestern city
Ideas We Should Steal: Rewards for shopping local
In Akron and elsewhere, city governments are rewarding shoppers for spending money at mom-and-pop shops. Why shouldn’t Philly do the same?
Re-Thinking the Wealth Gap
Drexel’s Metro Finance head calls for institutional change to ensure minority-owned companies have a fair shot at thriving under Pres. Biden’s American Jobs Plan
Watch: Infrastructure is the new black
Five things we learned about infrastructure at The Citizen’s most recent virtual event
Lessons from Jane Jacobs
The legendary 20th century urbanist astutely observed how economic choices impede urban progress for people of color. Drexel’s Metro Finance head on what we should learn from her in our post-pandemic recovery
The Urban Wealth Fund Solution
Drexel’s Metro Finance head with an idea we should steal from Tulsa, Oklahoma: An economic opportunity office that merges regional authorities to invest in inner-city community development
How Philly Should Use Biden’s Relief Funds
As Drexel’s Metro Finance head told City Council last week, City Hall must prioritize growth that benefits all. Here, four takeaways from the testimony
The Virus and the City: A Tool for Equitable Recovery
Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab and Accelerator for America offer a roadmap to help cities grow minority- and women-owned businesses. Are you paying attention, Philly?