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A Guide for Philadelphia's Small Businesses After the Pandemic

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In this Issue:

  • Summer 2021
  • A Guide for Philadelphia's Small Businesses After the Pandemic
  • Accelerating Economic Recovery
  • Broad Agreement on Who Is the ‘Mainstream Media’
  • Can We Protect the Ocean by 2030?
  • How States are Bridging the Digital Divide
  • Lasting Effects From the Pandemic
  • Exploring the World of Small Home Loans
  • Partisan Views Affect Trust in Government
  • Paying with Cash? Retailers Must Take Your Dollars in These States
  • Return on Investment
  • The Pandemic's Troubling Impact on Philadelphia
  • To Mitigate Flooding Turn to Nature
  • Why America's Civil Courts Need Reform
  • View All Other Issues
A Guide for Philadelphia's Small Businesses After the Pandemic
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.

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Independence Hall in Philadelphia

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

Spotlight on Mental Health

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Learn the Basics of Broadband from Our Limited Series

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How does broadband internet reach our homes, phones, and tablets? What kind of infrastructure connects us all together? What are the major barriers to broadband access for American communities?

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What Is Antibiotic Resistance—and How Can We Fight It?

Sign up for our four-week email series The Race Against Resistance.

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as “superbugs,” are a major threat to modern medicine. But how does resistance work, and what can we do to slow the spread? Read personal stories, expert accounts, and more for the answers to those questions in our four-week email series: Slowing Superbugs.

Explore Pew’s new and improved
Fiscal 50 interactive

Your state's stats are more accessible than ever with our new and improved Fiscal 50 interactive:

  • Maps, trends, and customizable charts
  • 50-state rankings
  • Analysis of what it all means
  • Shareable graphics and downloadable data
  • Proven fiscal policy strategies


Welcome to the new Fiscal 50

Key changes include:

  • State pages that help you keep track of trends in your home state and provide national and regional context.
  • Interactive indicator pages with highly customizable and shareable data visualizations.
  • A Budget Threads feature that offers Pew’s read on the latest state fiscal news.

Learn more about the new and improved Fiscal 50.