The Citizen Recommends: Heroes and New Normal Forum
Next week’s virtual event is a call to arms for the investor class: Can concentrated social impact investing create a post-Covid Philly that’s better than ever?
Too Big to Function?
Check cashers and dollar stores thrive in urban neighborhoods while local businesses struggle. The director of Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab points to a better way
The Virus and the City: How To Grow Black Businesses
Post-Covid economic recovery requires providing opportunities for Black businesses to thrive. Drexel’s Metro Finance Director lays out a plan to do that
The Virus and the City: What We Know About Black Businesses
Black-owned companies were struggling even before the pandemic. Armed with new data, Drexel’s Metro Finance Director offers a post-Covid game plan
The Virus and the City: Wake Up, Feds!
With talk of “blue state bailouts,” the Senate has dithered in its response to Covid-19. Drexel’s Metro Finance Director urges the Federal Reserve Bank to jump in with an emergency fiscal task force
The Virus and the City: Cory Booker’s $50 Billion Bet
Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab director worked with Senator Booker on his RELIEF for Main Street Act—a lifeline to small and minority-owned businesses supported by 100 mayors. Will Congress pass it?
WATCH: Chat with Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley
The second-term Dayton, Ohio, mayor talked about the role of cities post-Covid with Drexel’s Nowak Metro Finance Lab Director Bruce Katz, in partnership with Fitler Club
The Virus and the City: Introducing Main Street Regenerators
Covid-19 has decimated small businesses. Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab Director proposes an entity to help rescue neighborhood mom and pops entrepreneurs