The (Unanticipated) Effects of Opportunity Zones

The Nowak Metro Finance Lab Director on how the federal tax incentive might grow equitable wealth in cities beyond its intent

By Bruce Katz

Business For Good: Vote Your Bottom Line

B Lab’s co-founder on how every dollar businesses spend is a vote for the world they want to build and live in

By Jay Coen Gilbert

The Tax That Ate Philadelphia

The closing of a grocery in what will now be a food desert due to the soda tax may be a defining moment. Mayor Kenney’s response? A Trump-like personal attack

By Larry Platt

Business For Good: Giving PTSD the Attention it Deserves

Since The Citizen last checked in, local startup NeuroFlow has grown and pivoted‚ but its mission stays the same: Providing help to vets traumatized by war

By Meerabelle Jesuthasan

“The City That Holds No One Accountable”

How’s that for a new Philly marketing slogan? The latest example: All the high-fiving over our Amazon participation trophy

By Larry Platt

Keeping It Local

The Economy League has plans to keep millions of dollars in purchases from Penn and other institutions from leaving the city every year. Could it be the answer we’re looking for?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Guest Commentary: Bribing Businesses Won’t Boost Philly’s Economy

A free market advocate bemoans the loss of Amazon—but suggests we look to our own for creating real business opportunity in Philly

By Jennifer Stefano

What Philly Can Learn From A Leaky Roof

We need more transformational thinking in our public life. It’s already happening when it comes to criminal justice reform

By Ajay Raju