The Virus and the City: Big Ideas for Small Business

Drexel’s Nowak Metro Finance Lab director is out with a Marshall Plan-like report for saving small businesses and investing in equity for Black and Brown entrepreneurs

By Bruce Katz

The Virus and the City: “Small Businesses Are The Engines of Inclusive Growth”

Drexel’s Metro Finance director talks with Charisse Conanan Johnson, of small business advisory firm and B Corp Next Street, about what companies need for post-Covid success

By Bruce Katz

The Virus and the City: The Answer is Local

Multiple crises have revealed the need and the power of cities to respond to this moment. Drexel’s Metro Finance director on how a “New Localism” can jumpstart a better rebirth than before Covid-19.

By Bruce Katz

The Year of Transformative Change

Could the right investments in 2020 bring wealth to city neighborhoods that most need it? As Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab director notes, it’s already happening all across the country.

By Bruce Katz

The Most Transformative Project in America

Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab Director on an urban renewal project that could change Dayton—and set an example for cities everywhere. He talks with Mayor Nan Whaley at next week’s Ideas We Should Steal Festival.

By Bruce Katz

Who Pays and Who Gains?

Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab director rethinks the interplay between public investments and private wealth in cities

By Bruce Katz

The New Street Fight

The Director of Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab on how Shift Capital might help make Kensington a model of the right type of private investment

By Bruce Katz

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

By Bruce Katz