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ESI is Proud to be Recognized in Inaugural Class of “Civic 50” Businesses in the Philadelphia Region

July 1, 2021 / Comments Off on ESI is Proud to be Recognized in Inaugural Class of “Civic 50” Businesses in the Philadelphia Region

ESI is honored to be recognized as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware for 2021 by the Civic 50 of Greater Philadelphia. The Civic 50 is an assessment and benchmarking tool that provides a framework for good corporate citizenship and showcases how civic-minded businesses are moving social impact, civic engagement and […]

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Reflecting on Juneteenth

June 18, 2021 / Comments Off on Reflecting on Juneteenth

As we approach Juneteenth, I find myself having conversations with people asking the question why we did not learn about this during our history classes growing up. Why didn’t we learn about the Tulsa, Oklahoma race massacre of 1921? Why didn’t we learn about the Tuskegee Syphilis Study of 1932? It is easy and rather […]

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Feasibility Analysis of Grounds For Sculpture

June 9, 2021 / Comments Off on Feasibility Analysis of Grounds For Sculpture

Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) is a 42-acre sculpture park, museum, and arboretum founded on the site of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds.  It contemplated a ceramics studio that would offer classes, provide workspace for artists, and strengthen its ability to serve as a meeting and event site. It desired to assess the feasibility of […]

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Memorial Day Light Reads 2021

May 28, 2021 / Comments Off on Memorial Day Light Reads 2021

As you unwind this Memorial Day weekend, sit back, kick your feet up, relax and read through our Present Value Blog, along with a few other fascinating articles. Whether you’re outside soaking up the sun or supporting the 76ers from your living room, remember to stay safe and sanitize!   Activities to Do This Holiday […]

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The Economic Impact of Agriculture in Pennsylvania: 2021 Update

May 10, 2021 / Comments Off on The Economic Impact of Agriculture in Pennsylvania: 2021 Update

ESI was retained by Team Pennsylvania to update the 2018 report “Pennsylvania Agriculture: A Look at the Economic Impact and Future Trends.” ESI provided updated numbers on Pennsylvania’s farming sector and offered further insights into why these changes may be occurring. It also takes a close look at the 2019 Pennsylvania Farm Bill, at national […]

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Permitting for New Construction Strong in Kensington and Point Breeze During the Pandemic

May 7, 2021 / Comments Off on Permitting for New Construction Strong in Kensington and Point Breeze During the Pandemic

For this month’s Philadelphia Housing Index (PHI) blog post, we took a look at new construction permit data from Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspection to see how Philadelphia’s development pipeline performed during the COVID-19 pandemic and which neighborhoods showed the most construction permitting activity in the past year. We filtered the data to examine […]

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