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In recent years, Center City Philadelphia has grown in its attractiveness and activity, and with it has seen an increase in the number of pedestrians, transit riders, cyclists, and drivers of all types that share its narrow street grid. At the same time, the emergence of ridesharing and online shopping has put new kinds of […]
Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) was retained by a coalition of data center developers and suppliers to analyze the potential growth of the industry in Pennsylvania if a full data center sales and use tax exemption existed, similar to what is available in more than 20 other states. Tax incentives have been cited as a driving […]
ESI was commissioned by the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia to articulate the local economic impact of Green City, Clean Waters (GCCW), an ambitious initiative of the Philadelphia Water Department that seeks to invest in green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) projects throughout the City of Philadelphia. GCCW fulfills federally established water quality requirements in ways […]
ESI, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC , and SRW Strategies were engaged by the Borough of Pottstown to assist in developing a five-year financial plan as part of the Commonwealth’s Early Intervention Program. The plan included a Financial Conditions and Trends Analysis, Management Audit of all Borough departments, recommendations to improve the Borough’s fiscal position, […]
ESI was commissioned by the Natural Lands Trust, the Chester County Planning Commission and a coalition of funders and business leadership to update a 2010 report on the economic value of protected open space in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Since the original report, the amount of open space has increased significantly to 208.01 square miles. Our […]
Economic development is an increasingly complex endeavor. Communities are competing on a global scale and the rules of competition are constantly changing. Local economic development provides the cornerstone of social and business networks that propel the local economy. Because a vibrant economy cannot be taken for granted and we cannot assume that every citizen is […]
Driving Cybersecurity Performance A deep dive into cybersecurity best practices Despite increased investment in cybersecurity, most companies are still in the early stages of cybersecurity maturity. Executives are often unclear on how their approaches compare with industry peers and where to invest for the best outcome. To advance their cybersecurity systems, and address escalating cyber […]
Building a Hyperconnected City Business models, use cases, and metrics for high-performance metro areas Download the research brief Businesses and residents are embracing technological innovation faster than many cities can react. With digital change happening in hyper-speed, urban leaders need to act now to bridge the technology gap between their cities and stakeholders. Building a […]
Smarter Cities 2025 Building a Sustainable Business and Financing Plan “The cities of the future – and the cities of the present that will be relevant in the future – will be smart. Full of sensors, data, and analysis that help the traffic flow, civic leaders lead, and citizens fully realize all the benefits of […]
The Cybersecurity Imperative Managing cyber risks in a world of rapid digital change “We are in a cybersecurity arms race, and the hackers are winning. Over the years, we have tested thousands of companies. There is always a way in.” Kevin Mitnick, Chief Hacking Officer, KnowBe4 By 2021, cybercrime is likely to cost the world […]