Since the start of the pandemic, Montgomery County, PA has deployed and operated several economic development programs to help stabilize and provide relief to local businesses and residents amidst the public health and economic crisis.
ESI utilized public and private datasets to assess the pre-COVID and current economic conditions of the County. The analysis served as an important baseline to determine future recovery strategies.
Additionally, ESI utilized the analysis of economic activity, grant recipient data and interviews with business leaders to produce a SWOT analysis, principals of recovery for funding and recommended key investment initiatives.
Looking forward, ESI provided a strategy framework to optimize the County’s recovery efforts, combining additional support from the American Rescue Plan Act investment with leveraging other federal, state and private funding.