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A Guide for Philadelphia's Small Businesses After the Pandemic

The big picture

Lexey Swall for The Pew Charitable Trusts

A pedestrian walks past a closed restaurant in downtown Philadelphia last November. Pew’s home city, like many others, was hit hard by coronavirus-related closures. To understand the pandemic’s full effects and what will be needed for an inclusive recovery, Pew’s Philadelphia research and policy initiative convened two panels to discuss how to grow small businesses and family-sustaining jobs. Panelists included city officials, representatives from economic development and business support organizations, and other local leaders. The initiative is also developing a new digital analytics tool so policymakers and other stakeholders can benchmark the status of business recovery over time.

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Return on Investment - Trust Magazine Summer 2019

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Return on Investment - Trust Magazine Summer 2019

In April, Pew’s Philadelphia research initiative and public sector retirement systems team issued a policy brief documenting the results of a stress test of Philadelphia’s municipal pensions system, which is less than 50 percent funded and has liabilities of more than $6 billion.

Independence Hall in Philadelphia
Independence Hall in Philadelphia
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A Golden Era for Philadelphia Tourism

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What do Pope Francis, singer and human rights advocate Bono, and both the Republican and Democratic national committees have in common? In the last two decades, they chose Philadelphia as the best place to advance their values and mission. And the audience was worldwide.

Lasting Effects From the Pandemic Accelerating Economic Recovery