Grace Hanoian

The Organic Agriculture Industry in Pennsylvania

May 23, 2024 / Comments Off on The Organic Agriculture Industry in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has a large agriculture industry, and the organic agriculture industry in particular has far outpaced the national average. In 2023, ESI was hired by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to evaluate the impact of the organic agriculture industry in Pennsylvania. This included economic and fiscal impact, a supply chain, gap, and SWOT analyses, as […]

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Potential Economic Impact of Manayunk Bike Race

March 20, 2024 / Comments Off on Potential Economic Impact of Manayunk Bike Race

In an effort to revive the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic, also known as the Manayunk Bike Race, ESI was contracted to conduct a study on the potential economic that a 2025 race would have on Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. This event was last held in 2016, so ESI used those attendance and participation figures, and adjusted […]

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The Economic and Social Impact of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Athletics

October 19, 2023 / Comments Off on The Economic and Social Impact of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Athletics

In 2023, ESI was commissioned by the University of Minnesota Athletics Department to conduct an economic and social impact study. As the college athletics industry continues to grow, so does its impact on and around places of higher education. The University of Minnesota is home to over 55,000 students and is a founding member of […]

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Lessons from Philadelphia’s Southeast Asian Market at FDR Park

September 8, 2023 / Comments Off on Lessons from Philadelphia’s Southeast Asian Market at FDR Park

Philadelphia has a deep and rich food tradition. Home to internationally recognized restaurants (see Visit Philadelphia’s list of Philadelphia’s James Beard Foundation’s honored restaurants), and local eats that have grown cult followings, the city is consistently recognized as an unexpected culinary center of America. Recently, Food & Wine named FDR Park’s Southeast Asian Market, one […]

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Harrisburg Disparity Study

August 16, 2023 / Comments Off on Harrisburg Disparity Study

The City of Harrisburg and Impact Harrisburg commissioned this disparity study, funded by the City and Impact as well as by Dauphin County and produced by a consulting team that consisted of Econsult Solutions, Inc., Milligan Consulting, LLC, and the Winston/Terrell Group (collectively “the ESI team”). This disparity study had three main purposes: 1. To […]

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Understanding the Historic and Future Impact of the Delaware Canal

July 14, 2023 / Comments Off on Understanding the Historic and Future Impact of the Delaware Canal

In a post pandemic world, lifestyle changes are evidently clear. One of the most notable is a renewed appreciation for our natural resources. This attention has helped to spark interest in assets like the Delaware Canal. The Canal is a national historic landmark, as well as a national trail, a state park, the first greenway […]

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