September 12, 2016
Domenico Grasso is provost of the University of Delaware and a member of the faculty of environmental engineering Sheila Tobias is the editor of Engineering- Enhanced Liberal Education courses, an online resource provided by the American Society for Engineering Education Both major-party candidates for president have released "bold" infrastructure plans to build the "next generation of roads, bridges, railways, tunnels, seaports, and airports....
September 6, 2016 |
For months, the news about job growth has been good, at least nationally. But, until recently, it seemed as though the American people hadn't yet received the memo. Now, finally, there's a shift, with optimism on the rise, a Rutgers University study shows. Annette Reeves, 58, is feeling the mood. After many years of unemployment or underemployment, she started a full-time job in July. "I feel extremely confident," Reeves said. Like others caught in the recession, Reeves had lost her job, her house, and - almost - her spirit, a common effect of joblessness.
August 22, 2016 |
I know, we are all getting tired of talking about nothing but millennials - unless, of course, you are a millennial. But when it comes to the economy, the transition to one that is millennial-driven is well underway, and the trend will continue for quite some time. That's actually a very good thing for the Philadelphia economy. Believe it or not, this region has almost all the qualities millennials look for when considering where to live. Unfortunately, that fact remains a secret - something we have to change.
August 19, 2016 |
I'VE ALWAYS enjoyed talking with people, and, as long as I can remember, I wanted to work in the hotel industry. It's been my dream to work with guests at the front desk to make sure they have the best experience possible. As an African-American woman, I knew that lucky breaks weren't going to be handed to me, so I did everything I could to achieve my dreams. I went to school and got my bachelor's degree in hospitality and hotel management in 2000 from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
August 7, 2016 |
The Democratic National Convention has come and gone. Regardless of your view of the proceedings, there is little doubt the delegates spent a lot of money in the region. But this large a meeting taxed the facilities and resources of the economy. Meeting those demands required calling on the potential supply of goods and services that exists in the new "flex economy. " Unfortunately, resolving the business concerns of competition, regulation, safety, and taxation of these new types of firms has yet to be addressed.
August 5, 2016 |
Urging Congress to overhaul the immigration system or risk losing in global workforce competition, Philadelphia business and community leaders rallied Wednesday on Independence Mall, releasing fresh state-by-state data on the economic impact of foreign-born newcomers and launching a campaign they call Reason for Reform. Rob Wonderling, president and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, called on elected officials to "enact policies and reforms that will support immigration as critical [to]
August 4, 2016 |
WASHINGTON - With less than 100 days to go, Democrat Katie McGinty is trying to change the terms of Pennsylvania's critical U.S. Senate race. At a diner stop Tuesday in Bucks County, she launched a monthlong focus on economic issues - hoping to reset a contest Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) has steered toward national security and public safety. "The biggest issue facing our country is a lack of good-paying jobs and a middle class that sees itself falling further and further behind," McGinty said in an interview.
August 1, 2016 |
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton disagree about most everything. On economic policy, their differences couldn't be more stark. Especially important, at least when it comes to the key question of how to jump-start stronger economic growth, are their views on foreign immigration. Trump is clearly no fan of immigration. Curtailing the entry of migrants is one of his recurring campaign themes. He wants to build a wall between the United States and Mexico, institute a temporary ban on Muslims coming to the country, and, perhaps most important for the economy, he wants the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. to leave.
July 29, 2016 |
Tech innovation, higher productivity, and zealous competitiveness in the global arena are the keys to improving the U.S. economy. They are also the hot-button money issues that should be pushed in the 2016 presidential campaign, rather than the time-honored arguments for lowering taxes, shrinking government, and reducing regulations. So argues the nonpartisan Information Technology and Information Foundation whose leadership is split evenly between Republican and Democratic leaders. And at a meeting Wednesday in the Kimmel Center, IT&IF president Robert Atkinson found the agenda endorsed by several members of the U.S. House of Representatives, a major drug industry leader, a Harvard Business School professor, and well-placed executives from Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook, all in town for the Democratic National Convention.
July 28, 2016 |
The White House photograph has become an icon: President Obama bending low in front of his desk in the Oval Office so a 5-year-old African American boy could touch his hair. "I want to know if my hair is just like yours," Jacob Philadelphia asked in 2009, as he and his family gathered for a picture with the president. "Why don't you touch it and see for yourself?" Obama said, lowering his head. "Touch it, dude!" As Obama arrives in Philadelphia on Wednesday to speak to the Democratic National Convention, the debate on his legacy is well underway.