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Agriculture has a long rich history in Pennsylvania and has been a driving force of the state’s economy for centuries. While the number of Pennsylvanians farming has decreased, the importance of agriculture to the Commonwealth’s economy has not. In 2018, Team PA, on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, commissioned Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) and Temple […]
Harnessing Data and Technology to Drive Business As the investment industry reinvents itself for a digitally-connected world, wealth advisors must also radically reimagine and retool their businesses. Unfortunately, many have not moved quickly enough — or at all — to make the necessary changes, putting their future market position at risk. In this paper, ESI […]
Following the global financial crisis 10 years ago, the global banking sector is noticeably healthier. Most banks expect revenues and profitability to improve over the next 12 months to 3 years, despite an increase of approximately 2.1% in costs. EY commissioned ESI ThoughtLab to help it conduct research for its annual global banking outlook, examining […]
As 2017 closed, the normalized price of housing in Philadelphia was around $120,000. This represents the price for a house with average physical traits (age, square footage, lot size, location on the block) while subtracting out seasonal effects. It amounts to a 13% increase since December 2016. Comparatively, 2017 saw even greater average citywide gains than […]
Autonomous vehicles are the future of global transportation, offering many economic and social benefits for society. Already piloted in several countries, including the US and Singapore, AVs could eliminate 90-95 percent of road accidents caused by human error as well as reduce road pollution. But are countries ready for an AV-driven future? KPMG commissioned ESI […]
In 2015 Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) estimated the economic impact of Sunoco Logistics’ Mariner East project based on the then under construction Mariner East 1, the proposed Mariner East 2 and the associated upgrades being made to the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex (MHIC). Since that time, the potential economic impact has substantially increased due to […]