Listen: Ali Velshi Observes You Can’t be Pro-Worker if You’re Anti-Union
MSNBC anchor and Citizen Board member points out the hypocrisy of claiming working-class credit without supporting the unions that support those very workers
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
The Unbearable Cost of Togetherness
Low wages and growing inequality have put football games, the Shore, and so much more out of reach for regular Philadelphians. Can we get back what we have lost?
Can Cities Play in the Industrial Transition?
The Cincinnati Jobs Bond shows how cities can participate in an industrial resurgence. The head of Drexel’s Nowak Metro Finance Lab lays out the case for replicating it in other legacy industrial cities, like Philadelphia.
Guest Commentary: Three Simple Reforms to Boost PA’s Fortunes
A former Tom Wolf staffer on how legislators can tackle the housing, job and wage issues that most affect Pennsylvanians
The Citizen Recommends: Placemaking and Economic Growth
The next in our Development … for Good series in partnership with Fitler Club and Drexel’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation features Connor Barwin, Jerry Sweeney and other investors in our city’s public realm
Ideas We Should Steal: Wage Boosts for Local Workers
A first-of-its kind program in Scranton is using federal rescue money to help small businesses give their employees a pay raise. Could a similar plan help residents and businesses thrive in Philly?
Veteran-Owned Businesses in Philadelphia
Support these dozen-plus local businesses opened by local veterans after their military service