economic impact

Doom Loop or Boom Loop

June 13, 2024 / Comments Off on Doom Loop or Boom Loop

Doom Loop or Boom Loop: Work from Home and the Challenges Facing America’s Big Cities,” coauthored by Richard Voith, David Stanek, and Hyojin Lee, is part of the Volcker Alliance’s series on state and local budgeting in the COVID era. The paper addresses the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which spurred a massive shift […]

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The Economic Impact of Montana Film Production: An Analysis of the Industry and the MEDIA Act

June 5, 2023 / Comments Off on The Economic Impact of Montana Film Production: An Analysis of the Industry and the MEDIA Act

The production of feature films, television series, and commercials can generate significant economic activity for their host communities, drawing out-of-town spending, generating jobs, and supporting local businesses. Because of this potential boost to local economies, many states provide incentives to attract productions as an economic development initiative. In 2019, the Montana State Legislature passed the […]

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In Service to Coalitions of Higher Education

May 5, 2023 / Comments Off on In Service to Coalitions of Higher Education

Coalitions of colleges and universities often find it helpful to speak as a group, expressing the multitude of benefits they provide to a community and region, both economically and socially. And each institution has a unique case to make- to donors, alumni, students and prospective students, community members, and funders. ESI’s team regularly helps these […]

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10 for 10: Universities and Hospitals

April 14, 2023 / Comments Off on 10 for 10: Universities and Hospitals

As part of ESI’s ten-year anniversary, we are looking back on some of our projects over the years. This month, we are highlighting 10 projects from our universities and hospitals practice, which encompasses public and private institutions, academics, innovation and technology hubs, and athletics. Economic Impact of the Wisconsin-Madison Athletics Department Colleges and universities are […]

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The Economic Impacts of Sports Events in Centre County

September 27, 2022 / Comments Off on The Economic Impacts of Sports Events in Centre County

Centre County, Pennsylvania is home to Happy Valley and the main campus of the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). A key driver of tourism activity in the area are visitors attracted by the variety of sports events and activities that occur on the Penn State campus and at sites throughout the county over the course […]

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The Impacts of East Central Wisconsin’s Bike and Pedestrian Facilities on the Regional Economy

July 13, 2022 / Comments Off on The Impacts of East Central Wisconsin’s Bike and Pedestrian Facilities on the Regional Economy

Bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure networks provide valuable economic, environmental, and public health benefits to the communities they serve. However, these impacts are often understated or overlooked when considering investment of these networks within communities. East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (ECWRPC), based out of Menasha, WI, serves as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the […]

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