economic development

How Can Location Intelligence Help Identify Affordable Housing Development Opportunities

March 1, 2024 / Comments Off on How Can Location Intelligence Help Identify Affordable Housing Development Opportunities

The real estate adage “location, location, location” is as relevant today as it has ever been, encapsulating the essence of what makes a property valuable. Traditionally, the real estate market has leaned heavily on local knowledge to decipher urban patterns, historical trends, and the subtle distinctions between neighborhoods and their surrounding environments. This method, while […]

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Creating a More Adaptable & Inclusive Approach to Economic Development

January 5, 2024 / Comments Off on Creating a More Adaptable & Inclusive Approach to Economic Development

Making Economic Development More Adaptable Past economic development planning efforts have focused on a one-size-fits-all methodology, applying common practices and principles to all regions. A more tailored approach that accounts for differences in population demographics, workforce readiness, local geography and other critical factors will lead to more successful economic development planning and execution. Precision economic […]

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Top Ten Present Value Posts from 2023

December 15, 2023 / Comments Off on Top Ten Present Value Posts from 2023

As 2023 winds down, we’re looking back on some of our most popular Present Value posts. From local and national topics to past projects and thought leadership, these articles showcase the breadth and depth of what ESI has to offer. Scroll down to see if your favorites are here, and catch up on anything you […]

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Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grants

December 1, 2023 / Comments Off on Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grants

Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity, or RAISE Transportation Discretionary Grant program (formerly known as BUILD), provides a unique opportunity for the U.S. Department of Transportation to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve critical national objectives. Determining the costs, benefits, and positive impacts of large infrastructure projects requires […]

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Why Leadership Programs Like GPLEX are Good for Economic and Civic Vitality

October 20, 2023 / Comments Off on Why Leadership Programs Like GPLEX are Good for Economic and Civic Vitality

For the past 20 years, the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia has hosted GPLEX (Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange Program). Each year this program gathers around 200 leaders from Philadelphia with the goal of connecting and educating them to strengthen our region’s communities and economic vibrancy upon their return. The pinnacle of the program is a […]

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Is the Commonwealth Positioning Itself to Move up the Ladder of Economic Competitiveness?

September 15, 2023 / Comments Off on Is the Commonwealth Positioning Itself to Move up the Ladder of Economic Competitiveness?

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recently announced improvements to a key economic development program, the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). Among other efficiencies, the Commonwealth has streamlined the application process by replacing the 22-tab Application & Business Plan with a more efficient, 10-section fillable Project Management Proposal post-award application process. Ultimately, the changes will provide a […]

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