LISTEN: How to Build Black Business Density, Part I

In the latest installment of our How to Really Run a City Podcast, former Philly Mayor Michael Nutter and former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed host an all-star lineup of mayors and experts to address one of the most pressing issues of our time

By Jessica Blatt Press

What We Talk About When We Talk About Sustainability

Newish SBN Executive Director Devi Ramkissoon spent most of her career helping businesses in developing countries become engines of poverty relief. Here’s how she plans to do the same in Philadelphia

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Citizen Recap: How to Really Run A City Live Taping

The first ever live recording of our newest podcast considered the question: How can we grow Black business in cities?

By Lauren McCutcheon and Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: How to Really Run A City Live Taping

The live recording will kick off the African-American Chamber of Commerce summit of Black Mayors to address the question: How can we grow Black business in cities?

By Jessica Blatt Press

Are Cities Ready for a Manufacturing Renaissance?

As a new industrial transition hits the U.S., Drexel’s Metro Finance head lays out how Philly and other cities can capitalize on the boom

By Bruce Katz, Milena Dovali, Avanti Krovi and Victoria Orozco

Development … for Good: Black Squirrel Collective

Founded by three Black entrepreneurs, the Philly company empowers underserved real estate developers and small businesses with capital, coaching, land and mentorship

By Courtney DuChene

Business for Good: Mea Culpa

The Philly fashion brand coveted by celebs James Harden, Kim Kardashian and La La Anthony is breaking barriers and helping those in need — with an extra boost from La La

By Abigail Chang

What We Don’t Know About Small Businesses

We can’t solve a problem we haven’t defined. That’s why Drexel’s Metro Finance Head is calling for federal, state and local changes to how we gather data

By Bruce Katz, Milena Dovali and Anne Bovaird Nevins