Ideas We Should Steal: Becoming a Manufacturing Hub
Pennsylvania lags behind Ohio, Michigan and other states in an economy-boosting 21st century manufacturing resurgence. Drexel’s Metro Finance head lays out what PA must do to catch up
Guest Commentary: Urban Doom Loop … Really?
A story in the Wall Street Journal last week singled Philly out for having an empty office district. The head of the Center City District wonders: Do facts even matter anymore?
The Rental Market Sucks
And it will keep getting worse, Drexel Metro Finance head argues, unless government responds
Big Rube’s Philly: Thrift Shops Are Hidden Gems
A fashion forerunner and through-and-through Philadelphian reveals the best spot for thrifting locally. Hint: It’s outside city limits.
Ideas We Should Steal: More Parklets
Mini on-street parks in cities like Chicago build community and help businesses thrive. So why doesn’t Philly have more of them?
Keep Pennsylvanians … in Pennsylvania
The state is losing residents to less expensive and less taxed states down south. We must prove, a free-market analyst urges, that we are “open for business”
Guest Commentary: The Tipped Wage is Essential to Restaurant Owners and Employees
The manager of a Manayunk restaurant on why Harrisburg shouldn’t mess with the current payment formula for food servers
Guest Commentary: The Next Mayor Must Prioritize Sustainable Businesses
The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia on how our elected leaders can support values-driven small businesses in Philly