Guest Commentary: Need Skilled Workers? Look Here

Some 87 percent of companies nationwide will have skills gaps in their workforce over the next few years. Community colleges may have the solution, says a local college president

By Victoria L. Bastecki-Perez

Guest Commentary: Grow Your Own Black Teacher Pipeline

A donor helped fund a fellowship to bring new teachers of color to a suburban district. Here’s why a local educator thinks it’s an idea worth stealing

By Matt Reid

A Progressive Arena Deal?

In Milwaukee, a sports arena deal has led to a pro-growth, pro-union, working class, cross-racial revival. Could it be a model for all development in Philly?

By Larry Platt

Winning the Decade

Drexel’s Metro Finance head talks to Greater St. Louis CEO about how the Missouri city turned pandemic tragedy into urban prosperity. Hint: It’s all about jobs

By Bruce Katz

Ideas We Should Steal: Educate Adults For Teaching as a Second Career

Philadelphia’s teacher shortage keeps getting worse. A long-time university president finds solutions from her own past, and from the UK, where a program has trained 850 professionals for new jobs as teachers

By Elaine Maimon

Beyond Starbucks

Will the push to unionize small local coffee shops in Philly signal the death knell of the neighborhood cafe?

By Malcolm Burnley

Citizen of the Year Awards: Disruptors Ryan Boyer and Michael Forman

The finance CEO and labor leader are determined to make Philadelphia the most equitable, fastest growing big city in America together.

By Larry Platt

Business for Good: American Trench

The Main Line company stocks rugged, classic apparel made in the U.S.A. that’s made to grow jobs — and made to last

By Courtney DuChene