The (Unanticipated) Effects of Opportunity Zones
The Nowak Metro Finance Lab Director on how the federal tax incentive might grow equitable wealth in cities beyond its intent
Guest Commentary: The Opportunity Zone Firehose
The director of Drexel’s Nowak Metro Finance Lab on how Trump's tax cut might actually save American cities
Too Big to Function?
Check cashers and dollar stores thrive in urban neighborhoods while local businesses struggle. The director of Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab points to a better way
Who Will Lead the Change?
Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab director on how innovative Opportunity Zone leadership can bridge the divide between the haves and have-nots
Welcome to the Age of Cities
The director of Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab on the ways that cities are doing the work to lift up communities and create opportunities for all
The Surprising Truth
18 months into the controversial Opportunity Zone tax incentive for distressed neighborhoods, some hopeful lessons...and some remaining questions
A Better Way To Build
The director of Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab looks at Cincinnati’s historic transformation of its once moribund core. It’s a model Philly, and other cities, should follow
To Grow Or Not To Grow
Helen Gym, Allan Domb, the Chamber and other stakeholders are all talking about “inclusive growth.” What might that look like here?