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Light Reads for 4th of July Weekend 2021

July 2, 2021 / Comments Off on Light Reads for 4th of July Weekend 2021

Work has been very different this past year for everyone. Take time out from your busy schedule this 4th of July weekend to catch up on some compelling articles and blog posts. Visit historic memorials to feel the patriotic drive or sunbathe on the beach with friends and family. Sip on some lemonade, lounge around, […]

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Trail Infrastructure’s Role in Equitable Economic Development

June 25, 2021 / Comments Off on Trail Infrastructure’s Role in Equitable Economic Development

In 2019, ESI worked with engineering firm NV5 to complete “Investing in Our Future” a study of the impacts of the East Coast Greenway on the Greater Philadelphia region. ESI Senior Vice President Gina Lavery (GL) recently caught up with Matt Ludwig at NV5 (ML) and Niles Barnes of East Coast Greenway (NB) to talk […]

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Reflecting on Juneteenth

June 18, 2021 / Comments Off on Reflecting on Juneteenth

As we approach Juneteenth, I find myself having conversations with people asking the question why we did not learn about this during our history classes growing up. Why didn’t we learn about the Tulsa, Oklahoma race massacre of 1921? Why didn’t we learn about the Tuskegee Syphilis Study of 1932? It is easy and rather […]

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Broadband as an Economic Development Tool

June 11, 2021 / Comments Off on Broadband as an Economic Development Tool

The potential impact of nationwide broadband today has been likened to the effects of railroads in the 1800s and the similarities are clear: both require substantial infrastructure investment, both provide important connections otherwise not possible, and both improve and sustain new and emerging economic ecosystems.[1] Despite the significant benefits of broadband connectivity, estimates suggest that […]

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How will 2021 Stimulus Checks Impact Philadelphia’s Economy?

April 2, 2021 / Comments Off on How will 2021 Stimulus Checks Impact Philadelphia’s Economy?

Millions of Americans across the country began to receive $1,400 stimulus payments included in the American Rescue Plan as early as March 17th. An estimated 1.1 million Philadelphians are expected to receive these payments. While not replacing lost earned income—the purpose of expanded unemployment and business safety-net programs like PPP—this payment program represents a very […]

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The Relationship Between Community and Economic Development

March 12, 2021 / Comments Off on The Relationship Between Community and Economic Development

Whether one lives in a metropolitan, suburban, or rural area, they are aware of the current state of their community in a major or minor capacity. Over many decades, residents will notice the improvements or deteriorations that impacted their community. The distinctness of community development, as well as economic development, remains apparent, but it is […]

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