economic development

Incentives in a Post-Pandemic World: Planning for a “Better Normal”

March 5, 2021 / Comments Off on Incentives in a Post-Pandemic World: Planning for a “Better Normal”

As we look forward to a “better normal” in a post-pandemic world, how can cities and economic development professionals ensure that incentives and programs targeted at business growth are equitably distributed? Diversifying how state and local governments support economic recovery and growth across our communities is more important now than ever. ESI Principal Gina Lavery […]

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What is the Future of Museums?

February 12, 2021 / Comments Off on What is the Future of Museums?

Will museums be the same after the pandemic has passed? Before closing their doors due to the pandemic, museums and galleries were slow to adopt digitalization. The ways we explore the arts have not changed much since the early 20th century, with visitors crowding into a room to look at one or two works at […]

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2021 State of North Broad

January 19, 2021 / Comments Off on 2021 State of North Broad

ESI in partnership with The North Broad Renaissance (NBR), released the 2021 State of North Broad report, which highlights demographics and development within the North Broad census tracts, and the impacts the COVID-19 pandemic had on the corridor. According to the 2021 State of North Broad report, North Broad Street performs the core roles of […]

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Perspectives on Economic Development Initiatives and Strategies in the Age of COVID-19

October 9, 2020 / Comments Off on Perspectives on Economic Development Initiatives and Strategies in the Age of COVID-19

How our cities and communities will recover post-COVID-19 is obviously a hot topic. Because ESI and our Senior Advisors have such a wide range of expertise, we wanted to give them a chance to share their perspectives on economic development initiatives and strategies. Participating in this Q&A is ESI’s Senior Vice President and Principal Gina […]

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Restaurants in the Age of COVID-19: How Does Philadelphia Stack Up?

October 7, 2020 / Comments Off on Restaurants in the Age of COVID-19: How Does Philadelphia Stack Up?

Philadelphia’s restaurant industry is a core part of the city’s identity. With nationally recognized chefs including Nicholas Elmi (Laurel, and a past Top Chef winner), Cristina Martínez (South Philly Barbacoa), and Marc Vetri (Vetri Restaurants), Philly can hold its own against the likes of NYC and LA. Then there’s Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook’s Zahav, […]

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2020 RACP Round Includes $2 Billion+ in Grant Requests

September 17, 2020 / Comments Off on 2020 RACP Round Includes $2 Billion+ in Grant Requests

The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) is a highly competitive economic development program that funds capital projects all over the Commonwealth. The program requires a substantial application, and Econsult Solutions has significant experience working with clients, especially on economic impact studies and job estimates that are part of the application process. Since 2014, ESI has […]

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