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

Business For Good: Building a Better Workforce

Even during an economic crisis, Post Brothers' Matt Pestronk is tackling workforce development the same way he stood up to the building trades. Like a wrestler.

By Larry Platt

When They Build It, Will They Stay?

Philly-bred entrepreneurs are increasingly finding success … in Philly. Can a start-up connector group prove the city is ready for the big time?

By Courtney DuChene

How to Build Minority-Owned Businesses

Cincinnati has an ecosystem for nurturing, growing and capitalizing minority-owned businesses. Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab director on why it’s time to pay attention to that.

By Bruce Katz and Andrew Petrisin

Guest Commentary: Work Where You Serve

The principal of socially-minded developer Shift Capital pens a call to arms to fellow business leaders: Locate where you’re most needed

By Brian Murray

If you build it they will hire

Philly currently has the second-lowest rate of office construction in the country. As Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes, a coming change could mean an influx of much-needed jobs.

By Jon Geeting

Planning To The Rescue

Wouldn’t it be great, Philly 3.0’s engagement director wonders, if our advisory-only Planning Commission were given more power?

By Jon Geeting

The Year of Transformative Change

Could the right investments in 2020 bring wealth to city neighborhoods that most need it? As Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab director notes, it’s already happening all across the country.

By Bruce Katz