Will Pop-Ups Save Philly’s Food Scene?

It’s getting harder for independent restaurants to survive. Could the sharing economy of pop-ups help preserve diversity in our food businesses?

By Maddy Sweitzer-Lamme

19 Black-Owned Businesses in Philly That Give Back

Celebrate Black History Month—and beyond—by supporting Black-owned businesses that do cool stuff while also doing good

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

Guest Commentary: Accelerating Inclusive Recovery

Philadelphians were already financially strapped before the pandemic hit. The Chamber of Commerce CEO says it’s time for a public-private recovery plan to put people back to work

By Rob Wonderling

The Virus and the City: Biden’s Next Move

The president has made efforts to equalize the playing field for Black-owned businesses doing work with the federal government. It’s cities, Drexel’s Metro Finance director says, that are modeling how to make that happen

By Bruce Katz, Ben Preis and Collin Higgins

Business For Good: Aequo Fund

The new program aims to take on the failings of the finance world by providing capital (and more) to promising minority and women developers

By Christine Speer Lejeune

The Virus and the City: What’s Next for Latin-Owned Businesses?

Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab director on lessons learned from three U.S. cities about how minority-owned firms can come back stronger from Covid-19

By Bruce Katz, Victoria Orozco, Domenika Lynch and Colin Higgins

Business for Good: Ray’s Reusables

A Brewerytown resident’s pandemic-era business aims to limit plastic waste and bring sustainability to people where they live

By Courtney DuChene

The Virus and the City: Get Ready for the Biden Stimulus

The Democrats' control of the Senate means trillions of recovery dollars are coming. Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab director explains how cities should plan for the influx of cash.

By Bruce Katz, Colin HIggins, Andrew Petrisin and Michael Saadine