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Retail: Is There a New Normal?

July 31, 2020 / Comments Off on Retail: Is There a New Normal?

What will the post-pandemic landscape look like for brands and retailers in North America? Anyone who tells you they know what retail will look like over the next three years is lying.” This is a quote from one of my favorite retail real estate execs during the Great Recession and it’s still applicable. COVID-19 has […]

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Economic Development

April 17, 2020 / Comments Off on Economic Development

About Thoughtful Insight and Data-Driven Analysis Economic Development sits at the intersection of government, business, and institution as community leaders manage revitalization and growth. Econsult Solutions brings a depth of knowledge from a breadth of experience and a data-driven toolbox that enables our clients to plan and implement successful programs, policies, and projects. The Latest […]

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The State of North Broad 2020

January 14, 2020 / Comments Off on The State of North Broad 2020

North Broad Street is one of Philadelphia’s most prominent corridors, anchoring adjacent neighborhoods, supporting businesses and community mainstays, and connecting residents to entertainment, retail, and jobs. The North Broad Renaissance (NBR) target area spans from City Hall to Germantown Avenue and touches the eight neighborhoods of Center City East, Center City West, Poplar, Fairmount, North […]

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Year in Review 2019

December 27, 2019 / Comments Off on Year in Review 2019

It has been a busy year for Econsult Solutions. We are grateful for our staff, senior advisors, and project partners who have made 2019 one of our best. This edition of ESI’s Present Value features a review of the highlights in the firm’s following practice areas: Economic Development, Higher Education, Transportation, Public Policy and Finance, […]

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The Case for an Arts Cluster

October 4, 2019 / Comments Off on The Case for an Arts Cluster

Perhaps the most prominent historical example of arts as a local economic cluster is Renaissance Florence. The arts in Florence during the Renaissance period served as a hub for painting, sculpture, and architecture. While supported by demand in the local area through endowments and patronage, arts production was a prominent commercial activity. Final demand for […]

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A User’s Guide to State Business Rankings

September 27, 2019 / Comments Off on A User’s Guide to State Business Rankings

Sometimes it seems that a new state ranking comes out every week. State business competitiveness ranking reports have become a popular tool for media, think tank and research center websites to attract viewers and users. Lists and rankings are popular in our new media world, as they work well and attract clicks for websites, drive […]

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