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?
How Not To Blow The Stimulus Windfall
The city stands to receive $1.4 billion. How confident are you that the Kenney administration will put it to good use?
The Virus and the City: Deploying the American Rescue
Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab director on how cities should use the new Covid relief funds to bring efficient and equitable change to communities
Two recent public policy press conferences raise the question: Do Philly leaders have any new ideas for old, intransigent problems? Maybe one gaping problem is an opportunity for new thinking
How Cities Can Fight Climate Change
Drexel’s Metro Finance director talks to Iina Oilinki, the head of Helsinki’s ambitious effort to curb its polluting emissions, about how business and government can work together to save the environment
The Virus and the City: How Innovation Districts Can Lead Inclusive Recovery
Drexel’s Metro Finance director lays out a proposal for equitable economic growth that capitalizes on tech hubs, like Philly’s thriving medical industry. Can the federal government make it happen?
The Virus and the City: Biden’s Next Move
The president has made efforts to equalize the playing field for Black-owned businesses doing work with the federal government. It’s cities, Drexel’s Metro Finance director says, that are modeling how to make that happen
The Virus and the City: What’s Next for Latin-Owned Businesses?
Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab director on lessons learned from three U.S. cities about how minority-owned firms can come back stronger from Covid-19