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Financing Green Infrastructure: Lessons from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

June 23, 2022 / Comments Off on Financing Green Infrastructure: Lessons from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Communities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and across the nation are deploying green infrastructure to manage stormwater and provide economic, environmental, and social benefits for residents. Large cities such as Baltimore, Washington, and Philadelphia are leaders in the use of green infrastructure to 1) fulfill regulatory mandates (i.e., reducing combined sanitary-storm sewer overflows, or CSO) […]

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Return on Environment: The Economic Impact of Protected Open Space in Mercer County, New Jersey

January 31, 2022 / Comments Off on Return on Environment: The Economic Impact of Protected Open Space in Mercer County, New Jersey

Mercer County New Jersey’s emphasis on land preservation began over 30 years ago, resulting in a multitude of preserved parks and open spaces that reflect the diversity of Mercer County’s natural features. Protected open space provides substantial economic, environmental, and health benefits to surrounding communities, but these benefits are often overlooked or undervalued in policy debates and investment decisions. […]

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The Potential Economic Impact of the Redevelopment of the PES Refinery

January 5, 2022 / Comments Off on The Potential Economic Impact of the Redevelopment of the PES Refinery

Project Background The Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) refinery in south Philadelphia had fallen to disuse. Hilco Redevelopment Partners developed plans for redevelopment of the brownfield, and enlisted Econsult Solutions to conduct an economic impact analysis of their projected reuse of the land for a mixed-use e-commerce and logistics center park. Repurposing the land is of […]

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2022 State of North Broad

December 9, 2021 / Comments Off on 2022 State of North Broad

The North Broad Renaissance (NBR), in partnership with ESI, released its 2022 State of North Broad report that highlights efforts to spur stronger and more inclusive growth along the North Broad Street corridor. The report comes ahead of the Annual State of North Broad fundraiser that achieved record-breaking fundraising of more than $100,000 that the […]

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Market Analysis of Phase 3 of the Sharswood Blumberg Housing Redevelopment

December 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Market Analysis of Phase 3 of the Sharswood Blumberg Housing Redevelopment

The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) and Hunt-Pennrose Sharswood, LLC  are redeveloping housing units in the Sharswood Choice Neighborhood of Philadelphia. Phase 3 of the multi-year redevelopment project brings 217 safe, high quality, affordable housing units to a neighborhood with conveniences and access to public transit. As part of the redevelopment process, Hunt-Pennrose Sharswood, LLC retained […]

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ImpactPHL Ventures Marks 5 Years: Seeding Tech and Innovation-Driven Impact for Philadelphia Region’s Future

November 9, 2021 / Comments Off on ImpactPHL Ventures Marks 5 Years: Seeding Tech and Innovation-Driven Impact for Philadelphia Region’s Future

ImpactPHL, a capital initiative of Ben Franklin Technology Partners, focuses on connecting investors, financial intermediaries, and financial advisors with resources to align capital for positive impact. ImpactPHL is celebrating its 5th anniversary and to help share its story of influence, developed a case study analysis to highlight the performance and the impact of its EDA-supported […]

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