Future-Proofing Work: Kenney’s Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

A local futurist—and former City official—on how the mayor could make his next budget a legacy of vision, equity and modernization. Hint: Start at zero.

By Anne Gemmell

Unlikely Bedfellows

A chain of local medical marijuana dispensaries has teamed up with the Urban League to secure rights—and jobs—for would-be workers denied employment due to previous cannabis-related convictions

By Courtney DuChene

A Jobs Bonanza for Black Philadelphians?

Philly 3.0’s engagement director on why the City should use building more buildings as a fount of jobs and tax money

By Jon Geeting

Future-Proofing Work: Harnessing Local Brain Power

The Future Works Alliance wants to prove to the world that Philly is ready, open and planning for the world of automation. Here’s how you can help.

By Anne Gemmell

Guest Commentary: More Jobs, Less Violence

An emergency room doctor on the frontline of Philly’s homicide epidemic calls for a new approach to ending gun violence: Economic opportunity

By Kevin M. Baumlin

Business for Good: Girls Auto Clinic

Patrice Banks has plans for another car repair shop, post-Covid. First, though, she’s launched a program aimed at getting more women of color into the car repair biz.

By Courtney DuChene

The Citizen Recommends: Bossie Accelerator Program

Shannon Morales’ Echo Me Forward links minority candidates with good jobs. This weekend, the Philly Startup Leaders grad will help teen girls achieve their entrepreneurial dreams.

By Jessica Blatt Press

The Possibilities of “If”

Meegan Denenberg and Tayyib Smith’s new incubator, co-working and networking space aims to boost Black businesses in Philly

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy