The Equity Test

The Enterprise Center, Equity Alliance and Drexel’s Nowak Metro Finance Lab have co-created a plan to revive small, minority-owned businesses on Philly’s 52nd Street Corridor. Here’s why it matters

By Bruce Katz

Rewriting the Story of American Entrepreneurship

Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab director introduces a new playbook for funding and supporting small business owners in America — especially much-overlooked minorities

By Bruce Katz

The Urgent Need for Public-Public Partnerships

A conversation with a Philly official taught Drexel’s Finance Metro head to think differently about what cities need to succeed

By Bruce Katz

The Road to Global Sustainability Runs Through Cities

Drexel’s Metro Finance director was a keynote speaker at the first ever meeting of G7 urban leaders. Here, his calls to action for creating livable, growing, global cities

By Bruce Katz

Infrastructure Alone Does Not A City Make

Federal funding is pushing cities to launch projects that will transform their physical environments. But, Drexel’s Metro Finance director cautions, more is needed to truly build vibrant and vital neighborhoods

By Bruce Katz

The Economic Gift That Keeps On Giving

In a speech last week, Drexel’s Metro Finance head laid out ways that cities across the globe can use the post-pandemic “New Disorder” to make innovative, sustainable and much-needed progress

By Bruce Katz

The Choices We Make

Why we must spend the trillions of dollars in new federal funding to cities to innovate, create equitable economies and save our republic

By Bruce Katz

America’s Delivery Crisis

The federal government has done its part, authorizing billions of dollars for infrastructure and other programs. Now, Drexel’s Metro Finance head says, it’s up to cities to use it well. Are you paying attention, Philly?

By Bruce Katz