I applaud Mayor Kenney for his ambitious workforce strategy designed to tackle the skills gap in Philadelphia. The mayor detailed his plan during the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s annual luncheon Tuesday.
Gov. Wolf proposed a similar $50 million workforce development effort as well in his budget address on Tuesday. Both initiatives are needed to work with the business community to ensure all workers have the skills needed to realize their full potential.
As I said during my introduction of the mayor at the Chamber luncheon: “We can’t be successful as a city if we don’t maximize all our talent.”
On behalf of more than 24,000 Drexel students, I want to congratulate the Philadelphia Eagles for winning Super Bowl LII.
What an amazing game. … Thanks to Jeff Lurie, a long-time friend of Drexel. … And thanks to the rest of the Eagles team for making this city proud.
What do billionaires Carl Ichan, George Soros and financier Bill Miller have in common besides their outsized wealth?
Jeremy Nowak, a distinguished visiting fellow at Drexel University’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, and Bruce Katz, the Centennial Scholar at the Brookings Institution, have co-authored a new book titled, “The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism.”
Amazon narrowed the list of cities where it plans to locate its second headquarters from 238 to 20. As I told the Philadelphia Business Journal, I am thrilled but not surprised.
As the federal government reduces aid to local governments, many cities and towns are left to fend for themselves. Fortunately, universities and other anchor institutions are filling the void in their surrounding communities, as detailed in an op-ed I wrote that was published by Inside Sources, The Scranton Times and Charleston Gazette-Mail.
Top-tier global cities have world-class transportation networks. That is why the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s CEO Council for Growth has made transportation a top priority, as I detailed in this piece for the Chamber’s newsletter.
There is a bipartisan effort in Washington, D.C. to require colleges and universities to disclose comprehensive data about students’ earnings once they graduate. This is a worthy idea, given the sizeable investment students and/or parents make when it comes to higher education.