The Virus and the City: In Need Of A Main Street Emergency Act

Small businesses are quickly running out of cash—and neither federal or local government programs offer enough help. That’s why, Drexel’s Metro Finance Director says, we need a radical new plan

By Bruce Katz, Rick Jacobs, Jamie Rubin, Michael Saadine and Colin Higgins

Business For Good: The Precisionists, Inc.

The Delaware-based company prepares people on the autism spectrum with jobs in which they—and companies’ bottom lines—can thrive

By Jessica Press

Banks To The Rescue?

Local banks are stepping up in the fight to keep Covid-19 economic calamity at bay

By Larry Platt

The Virus and the City: The CARES Act Will Not Be Enough

$2.2 trillion in federal dollars will help. But it’s local institutions, Drexel’s Metro Finance Director notes, that will make the difference on the ground

By Bruce Katz, Michael Saadine and Colin Higgins

In It Together

Local activist and entrepreneur Judy Wicks’ newest project aims to unite and strengthen our state’s regional economies. It could be just what we all need in this time of climate—and coronavirus—crisis.

By Brianna Baker

Business For Good: Alice Alexander

The fashion-forward, size-inclusive, and ethical apparel line is now producing hundreds of Covid-19 face masks. But its real aim is changing the local fashion scene for good

By Jessica Press

The Virus and the City: An Urban Proxy for the Nation

Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab director on how, in the wake of Covid-19, post-industrial Erie, PA’s efforts at survival can be a model for America

By Bruce Katz and Ben Speggen

Citizen of the Week: Anna Purcell

The owner of Manayunk’s Threads on Main launched #ShareYour50 to encourage Philadelphians to keep local businesses afloat through the coronavirus shutdown

By Brianna Baker