The Philadelphia Equity Alliance has an audacious goal: To make Philly the most equitable big city in America. Just as groundbreaking is the relationship forming between its co-chairs, businessman Michael Forman and labor leader Ryan Boyer
The Virus and the City: A Better Way to Spend Covid Relief Funds
Drexel's Metro Finance Lab head on how four cities are allocating billions of federal dollars for inclusive growth. Philly, are you paying attention?
The Virus and the City: What $9.2 Billion in Rescue Funds Means for Philly
The windfall will flow to the city over several years. But the time for planning is now, says Drexel Metro Finance Lab director
The Virus and the City: The Key To Inclusive Business Recovery
How cities and states use federal rescue funds to spark recovery can be the difference between success and failure, Drexel’s Metro Finance head says. Here, learnings Philly should heed.
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